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You may petition for a distribution exception if you feel that a course you've taken is appropriate for distribution, but it does not currently have a designation. The Academic Standards Board does not overturn or change existing designations. (For example if it's already labeled as HU, we would not consider a request to use it for SS.).
To have your petition reviewed, you must submit ALL of the following:
- A completed Distribution Petition Cover Sheet and Instructor Comment Form
- Your argument explaining how the course meets the College's criteria. "I need this to graduate" is not a valid argument. Keep your focus on the College's guidelines and be specific in explaining how you feel the course meets those criteria.
- A detailed course description. (You may copy and paste from the LSA Course Guide if there is a detailed description there.)
- A course syllabus.
The Distribution Exception Committee meets approximately every 3 weeks. If you need a decision by a certain date, it's best to submit your petition at least a month before that date.
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