Course substitution permits a student to substitute an
equivalent course for a required course in the student's
curriculum. Because of the strict requirements set for science and
engineering curricula by accrediting agencies, such changes in
curricular requirements cannot be made casually.
Substitutions may be approved in the case of a student who is
changing curriculum and has already taken a course in the old
curriculum that is equivalent to one required in the new
curriculum. Substitutions may also be approved if compliance with
some course requirement of a published curriculum would require
unreasonable hardship for the student.
The student must complete a Course Substitution Approval Form
also available in the registrar's office. The completed form should
be taken to the appropriate department head(s) for approval or
referral to the Curriculum Committee and returned to the
registrar's office. If the course substitution request is referred
to the Curriculum Committee, the registrar will take it to the
Curriculum Committee for approval or denial. If there are two or
more dissenting votes on the Committee, the petition must be
brought before the entire Faculty for approval or denial.
- Approval for Course Substitution must be obtained prior to
registration for the student's final term at Rose-Hulman.
- The course(s) substituted should generally be in the same or a
related area and of the same or higher academic level as the one(s)
for which the substitution is sought.
- It is not the intention of the Course Substitution provision to
allow a student to circumvent a course which is part of the
student's normal curriculum.
- A student who fails a required course must repeat that course
and may not substitute another in its place.
- If a student has been granted classification as a Special Student and
departs from the established curricula and later petitions to
become a regular degree candidate, the student may not apply for
Course Substitution for courses taken while a Special Student.
- Directed Study
courses cannot be used for Course Substitution.
Exceptions & Questions: Contact Curriculum
to Rules & Procedures.