Academic Policies & Procedures
Degree Requirement Exceptions
Under extraordinary circumstances, a degree requirement exception, such as a course substitution or waiver, may be made for an admitted School of Public Health - Bloomington student. To initiate a request for such an exception, the student's School of Public Health - Bloomington academic advisor must complete and sign a Course Substitution Request Form. The advisor or the student must then deliver the form to the records office, SPH 115. A final approval or denial decision will be made by the executive associate dean. A copy of the reviewed form with a decision will be sent to the initiating advisor for notification.
(Important note: Approved course substitution requests cannot be entered into a student's online academic advising report until the course to be used as a substitute for a required course is on the student's transcript with a grade that satisfies the original course requirement.)
If the substituting course is on the student's transcript with an appropriate grade, the student should monitor the degree progress report to make sure the requested academic exception has been made. If the substituting course is not yet on the student's transcript with an appropriate grade the student must check with the advisor to find out whether or not the course substitution request is approved.