Only under exceptional circumstances will a course substitution or waiver from the prescribed courses in a curriculum be permitted. To substitute or waive a course, students must submit a request on the appropriate form to the advisor. The request must be approved by the advisor, department chair of the discipline in which students are seeking a degree, the dean of the school or college, and the Dean of The Graduate School before it is granted. Only requests for academically defensible substitutions or waivers accompanied by appropriate documentation will be considered. The required form is posted on The Graduate School website.