Substitutions for Approved General Education Courses
Substitutions are not encouraged, and will be granted only for extraordinary circumstances. The college dean's office approves all substitutions other than those based on disability.
Students requiring a substitution based on disability should first contact the Disability Resource Center. The Disability Resource Center will review the student's record and determine if a substitution is appropriate. If a substitution is deemed appropriate, the student must then work with an academic advisor in their college to determine the actual course to be substituted.
Tier One and Tier Two (for students who matriculated prior to Spring 2022) and Exploring Perspectives and Building Connections (for students who matriculated in Spring 2022 or beyond) course substitutions granted by one college/major will be honored by the student's subsequent college/major, if any. Substitutions for Foundations requirements (English composition, math, second language) may or may not be accepted by the student's new college/major.
Students requesting a substitution for an approved Tier One, Tier Two, Exploring Perspectives, Building Connections, or Foundations course, for any reason, must request and receive approval for the substitution prior to enrolling in the substitute course. Contact your college advisor for more information about the approval process.
In the absence of direct course equivalents, Arizona community college AGEC-approved courses may be substituted for UA-approved general education courses with the approval of the student's college in advance of enrollment in the substitute course.
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