Student Services Manual (SSM)

Interim Posting

Note: At the request of the provost, a vice provost, or a vice president, this policy has been posted in the interim between scheduled posting dates by University Policy Manuals Group because it has significant and urgent importance for the university community. This policy will be included in the publication process by the next feasible posting for online policies and procedures.

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Effective: 1/1/1984

Revised: 7/20/2015

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SSM 701–04: Course Substitution

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To facilitate equitable opportunities for students with disabilities to meet essential college, program, and university graduation requirements

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The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 United States Code §§ 701–796
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (1990, 2008), 42 United States Code § 12101 et seq.
Disability Resource Center

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Granting of a request for a course substitution is not determined by the Disability Resource Center (DRC), and is solely at the discretion of the academic department, school, or college in which the student’s degree program resides. The student and/or the academic unit may request, from the DRC, a letter recommending the requested course substitution. As appropriate, the DRC may request additional information from the student and/or the academic unit in order to make a recommendation, and furthermore, the DRC is not obligated to recommend the requested substitution.

See the DRC Web site for more information.

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For more information see:

  1. SSM 701–01, “Disability Resource Center—General Policy”


  2. SSM 701–02, “Eligibility for Accommodations—Required Disability Documentation.”

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