Corps Lab and Pro Lab Excusal Request Process and Form

Only freshmen and sophomores need to complete this form for Corps Lab. Juniors and seniors who choose not to enroll in Corps Lab do not need to process this request form.

The purpose of this form is to verify and document a cadet’s need to be excused from the mandatory attendance of Corps Lab and/or ProLab each semester (Cadet Regulations). There is no online option. If an excusal request is approved, the cadet is required to work with his or her chain of command to acquire any information or training that is missed. A cadet with an approved excusal from either Corps Lab or ProLab does not need to complete any graded assignments. This process does not excuse the cadet from participation in related activities at times outside of the Corps Lab or ProLab times. If a cadet needs to be excused from both a Corps Lab and a ProLab, he or she need only complete one form. If a cadet is excused from Corps Lab or ProLab it is possible that it will impact his or her eligibility to earn the minor in leadership studies. For any questions about this form or the minor, contact Elaine Humphrey at elaineh@vt.edu

Excusal Request

  1. Download, print, and complete the Corps Lab and/or ProLab Excusal Request Form Fall 2019.
  2. Take the completed form to your academic advisor to resolve the schedule conflict. If your conflict is resolved, you must confirm with your advisor that you are enrolled in the proper Corps Lab or ProLab. There is no need for any further processing of this form with the VTCC.
  3. If you still have a conflict with
    1. Corps Lab: Arrange to meet with your deputy commandant to discuss your schedule. You must register for the appropriate Corps Lab (listed in the ROs or see your company S-5) unless you have your excusal request approved and this form signed by your deputy commandant granting approval.
    2. ProLab: Arrange to meet with LTC Russell to discuss your schedule. You must register for the appropriate ProLab (listed in the ROs or see your company S-5) unless you have your excusal request approved and this form signed by LTC Russell granting approval.
  4. You must bring a hardcopy of your approved excusal form to Ms. Miller in 244 Lane Hall. 
  5. This excusal process must be completed by noon Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. Failure to do so will result in a report to your deputy commandant.