Course Equivalency, Substitution and Waiver Definitions

Definitions

Course Equivalency – a course taken at a previous institution that has been deemed to have comparable/equal content to a UNC course. An equivalent course decision may be made only by the related academic unit. Once equivalencies are determined and documented by the related academic unit, the respective equivalent courses will be consistently applied to ALL students who transfer those courses in to UNC, from that point forward, irrespective of their program of study.

Transfer Credit Equivalency form:
http://www.unco.edu/regrec/Current%20Students/Forms/Index.html

Course Substitution – any program course requirement, as approved through the curriculum process and listed in the catalog, that is replaced/substituted by another course.  All course substitutions must ensure the maintenance of academic program integrity and should be in the same area as the required course or in a closely related field.  Course substitution decisions are made only by the related academic unit. Additionally, course substitutions have direct academic impact on other UNC courses.  Academic impact must be considered when a request for course substitution is made. 

Course Adjustment form:
http://www.unco.edu/regrec/Current%20Students/Forms/Index.html

Course Waiver – any program course requirement, as approved through the curriculum process and listed in the catalog, that is deemed unnecessary to be completed by an individual student due to the student’s non-course experiences and/or demonstrated existing knowledge.  All course waivers must ensure the maintenance of academic program integrity. Course waiver decisions are made only by the related academic unit. Academic impact must be considered when a request for course waiver is made. 

Course Adjustment form:
http://www.unco.edu/regrec/Current%20Students/Forms/Index.html

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