Policy Number: I-28
Last Reviewed: May, 2013
Responsible Dept.: Dean of Student Services
A course substitution is a course that takes the place of a required course in a curriculum, provided the course substitution meets the content and/or spirit of the requirement. A justification as to how it meets the content and spirit of the requirement must be included on the course substitution petition. Students will be limited to a maximum of three (3) course substitutions for each plan in which they are enrolled with the exception of quarter credit conversions and limited exceptions. Substitutions may not be made across unrelated academic disciplines. The student must have completed, be currently working on, or the course must have been transferred to Virginia Western in order for a substitution to be approved. Transfer courses must have been previously evaluated and entered in the Student Information System. The academic dean will review the petition, indicate approval or denial of the request and forward to the Records Office.
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