University of Maine at Farmington 2014-2015 Catalog
 
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Academic Exceptions
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Course/program Requirements

Requests for academic exceptions from course or program requirements should be submitted to the Division Chair of the division 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 division chair will attach his/her recommendation to the student's request and forward it to the Associate Provost. If the provost does not agree with the recommendation, he/she will consult with the division chair before rendering a decision. The provost approves or denies the exception and will notify the student, in writing, and copy the Merrill Center and the student's advisor. The provost's decision is final. There is no appeal process.

General Education Requirements

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

University Requirements

Requests for exceptions to University requirements, such as minimum graduation GPA, residency requirements, total credits for graduation, pass/fail options, etc., are submitted to the Associate Provost. Requests should be in the form of a typed letter, including detailed information, and be signed. The provost approves or denies the exception and will notify the student, in writing, and copy the Merrill Center and the student's advisor. The provost's decision is final. There is no appeal process.

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