A student choosing a regular four-year program must spend at least three of those years in residence.
Students on a three-year program (accelerating students, those entering with a considerable number of pre-matriculation Advanced Placement credits, those transferring after one year at another college) would normally be expected to spend two and one-half years in residence. If special one-year off-campus programs-e.g., Junior Year Away or academic leave of absence-were deemed essential to their studies, the residence requirement would be reduced to two years in those cases by permission of the Committee on Leaves and Privileges.
Students entering Vassar as juniors must spend two years in residence and elect at least 17 units-the minimum amount of Vassar work required of transfer students for a Vassar baccalaureate degree.
Any special permissions relating to the residence requirement (academic leaves of absence) must be sought individually from the Committee on Leaves and Privileges by February 15 of the previous academic year.
All students must be in residence for at least two semesters of their junior and senior years in college.