Under exceptional circumstances a substitution of or exemption from prescribed courses in a curriculum will be permitted. The request for a course substitution or course waiver must be prepared and initiated by the student’s advisor for approval by the chair of the department and the dean of the college or school in which the student is earning a degree. The request must provide academically defensible arguments justifying the substitution or waiver.
Credit hours are not awarded when a course is waived. Hence, when a course waiver is approved, the student will usually need to complete additional electives to ensure completion of credit hours.