University of Maine at Farmington 2003-2004 Catalog
 
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Course/program Requirements

Requests for academic exceptions from course or program requirements should be submitted to the Department Chair of the department responsible for the course or program. Requests should be in the form of a typed letter. They must include a detailed explanation and be signed. The department chair will attach his/her recommendation to the student's request and forward it to the appropriate dean. If the dean does not agree with the recommendation, he/she will consult with the department chair before rendering a decision. The dean approves or denies the exception and will notify the student, in writing, and copy the registrar and the student's advisor. The dean's decision is final. There is no appeal process.

General Education Requirements

  • Requests for academic exceptions from foundations requirements and distribution requirements in humanities, fine arts, sciences, social sciences, and mathematics are routed through the appropriate department. Requests should be in the form of a typed letter. They must include a detailed explanation and be signed. The department chair will attach his/her recommendation to the student's request and forward it to the appropriate dean. If the dean does not agree with the recommendation, he/she will consult with the department chair before rendering a decision. The dean approves or denies the exception and will notify the student, in writing, and copy the registrar and the student's advisor. The dean's decision is final. There is no appeal process.

  • To make a request related to the Cultural Perspectives requirement, the student types a letter and fills out a form, which is given to his or her advisor. The advisor forwards the material to the department's representative on the General Education Committee, which makes a ruling and forwards the request to the Provost for final approval.

University Requirements

Exceptions to University requirements, such as minimum graduation GPA, residency requirements, total credits for graduation, pass/fail options, etc., are submitted to the Registrar. They should be in the form of a typed letter, including detailed information, and be signed. The Registrar will approve or deny the exception and will notify the student in writing. Appeals are made to the Provost.

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