About the Catalogue

Print vs. Online

The online catalogue is updated as changes are approved. For more information contact the Registrar's Office.

The print version of the catalogue is produced in limited numbers for advising offices and archival purposes.


The online version of the catalogue (HTML) is updated throughout the year, particularly just prior to and during pre-registration. Use the online catalogue for the most current course descriptions.

The PDF version of the catalogue is a 'snapshot' of the print version of the catalogue. It is provided as a reference and can be treated as if it were a photocopy of the print version of the catalogue.

Nondiscriminatory Policies

Vassar College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or age in the admission of students to the college; in any of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the college; in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship or loan programs, and athletic and other programs administered by the college; or in the employment practices of the college. Additionally, should state or federal law be enacted during the period this policy is extant which prohibits discrimination based upon a group’s protected status not listed in the above categories, this policy will be deemed amended to afford protection to such groups.

Inquiries concerning the application of this policy prescribed by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Internal Revenue Service, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 may be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, which is charged to coordinate the college’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX, Section 504, and the ADA.

Academic and non-academic policies and procedures, as well as specific academic and non-academic events, are subject to periodic review and revision. Such changes may apply to matriculated students. Procedures for their implementation are published at appropriate times and in appropriate places.

Crime Statistics

For campus crime statistics, consult the Security website athttp://security.vassar.edu/statistics/, the U.S. Department of Education's website athttp://ope.ed.gov/security/, or call the director of security at (845) 437-5201. The Advisory Committee on Campus Safety will also provide upon request all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education.

Catalogue Statement

All statements contained in this catalogue reflect the approved policies of Vassar College as of January 1, 2010. However, for educational or financial reasons, the College reserves its right to change the provisions, statements, policies, curricula, procedures, regulations, or fees described herein. Such changes will be duly published and distributed.

Students, faculty, and staff are responsible for all information and deadlines contained in this catalogue and in the current Student Handbook. The Student Handbook and the Schedule of Classes supplement the College Catalogue and expand upon college policies and procedures.

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