University of Maine at Farmington 2020-2021 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 and Dean of Arts and Sciences. If the Associate Provost does not agree with the recommendation, he/she will consult with the division chair before rendering a decision. The Associate Provost and Dean of Arts and Sciences approves or denies the exception and will notify the student, in writing, and copy the Merrill Center and the student's advisor. The Associate Provost's decision is final. There is no appeal process.

General Education Requirements

Requests for academic exceptions to general education requirements must be submitted to the Associate Provost and Dean of Arts and Sciences, who will consult with the General Education Committee as needed . Requests must be typed and include a detailed explanation of the grounds on which the student is requesting the exception. The Dean will approve or deny the exception and notify the student, the Merrill Center, and the student's advisor, in writing, of the decision. The Dean's decision is final. There is no appeal process.

To maintain transparency and accountability, the Dean will maintain a record of the general education exemption requests and their subsequent disposition. A copy of this record, with student names and IDs redacted, will be available upon request.

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 and Dean of Arts and Sciences. Requests should be in the form of a typed letter, including detailed information, and be signed. The Associate Provost approves or denies the exception and will notify the student, in writing, and copy the Merrill Center and the student's advisor. The Associate Provost's decision is final. There is no appeal process.

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