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We're getting a new home in the Campus Commons
Our office is moving to the second floor of the Campus Commons during spring break (March 11 – 15). We'll be there with the Office of Financial Aid and the Bursar's Office in a co-located space we're calling Bear Central ready to serve you on March 18th. See you soon!

Undergraduate Course Equivalency, Substitutions, and Waivers**

**Please note for Graduate Program Course Adjustment/Substitutions, please visit the Graduate School website for additional information and forms.

Definitions

Undergraduate 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

Undergraduate 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.  

Undergraduate Course Adjustment form

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. 

Undergraduate Course Adjustment form