In some cases, it may be appropriate for students to petition an exception to a policy or make changes to their registration after University deadlines.
To request an exception related to policy or registration, refer to the Academic Policy Petition page for instructions and the form to submit with your exception request.
Common petitions include:
- Adding a course or swapping a section after the deadline
- Withdrawing from a course after the deadline
- Third attempt at a course
- Changing your grade basis after the deadline
For course substitutions of College of Design program requirements (e.g., use a transfer course for a major or minor), fill out a Course Substitution request.
Items needed for each submission:
- APAS report
- Course syllabus (must include a list of assignments and the course schedule)
Note: A separate submission is needed for each program requirement.
Maximum Credit Load
To exceed the credit limit for a semester, please contact your academic advisor.
Studio Coursework Evaluation
If you have taken design studio coursework at another college prior to transferring to the College of Design and have portfolio work from those studio courses to show us, then if/when you are admitted into your major, you will then be invited to submit said portfolio work for our faculty to review and determine if it translates into any studio coursework here at the University of Minnesota.
Testing out of Courses
For Credit: Testing out of a U of M course for credit excuses you from taking the course and gives you credit for the course. The University also recognizes and awards credits for Advanced Placement (AP) exams, the International Baccalaureate Program, College in the Schools (CIS), Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO), and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Grades earned through PSED and CIS at the U of M do appear on your transcript and count toward your U of M grade point average.
No-credit Exemption (“Waiving”): Testing out of a U of M course for exemption excuses you from the requirement of taking a course, but it does NOT confer credit.
More Information: If you have further questions or concerns about course credit or exemption, contact College of Design Student Services.
Not sure how to proceed with your request? Contact your College of Design academic advisor to discuss your options and the necessary process. Petitions are normally reviewed on a weekly basis by the College of Design Student Scholastic Standing Committee.