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303.8 - Graduate Course Substitutions and Waivers

University Group Policy #303.8

I.  Policy Statement

For graduate degree programs, substitutions for or exemption from the prescribed courses in a curriculum be permitted only under exceptional circumstances. To substitute or waive a course, students must submit a request on the appropriate form to the advisor. The form must be approved by the department chair and dean of the discipline in which the student is seeking a degree and forwarded to the registrar. Only requests for academically defensible substitutions or waivers accompanied by justifications for the exceptions will be considered by the dean.

The decision of the Dean of the school/college is final.

II.     Applicability

This policy is applicable to graduate students at Winston-Salem State University.

Responsible Division: Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs

Authority: Board of Trustees


  • Adopted March 18, 2011