Course Substitutions and Waivers

Information about Course Substitutions and Waivers.

Course Substitutions

A course for which a student has already received credit may be substituted for a required course within the student's program if the substituting course meets the competencies of the required course.

Course substitutions must be approved by the academic division in which the student's program is offered. Please refer to main offices of the academic divisions for further details.

If the substituting course has fewer credit hours, the student may be required to make up the credit difference with appropriate coursework identified by the division.

Course Waivers

A course waiver is an exemption from a required course because the competencies of the course have already been attained due to prior training, education, or work experience.  A demonstration of these competencies will be required.

A course waiver must first be approved by the academic division in which the student's program is offered and then secondly by the division in which the waived course is offered. For specific details please consult main offices of the relevant academic divisions.

Credit waivers do not require the student to make up the deficient credit(s). There are limits to the number of credits that can be waived in a program, however. Waivers may not drop a student's required credits under 60 hours for an associate degree. No more than 10% of a certificate program's hours may be waived.