Exception to Foreign Language Requirement
Approved by: University Curriculum and Policies Committee
Related Forms, Procedures and References: Academic Catalog | Disability Resources Website | Petition for Foreign Language Course Variance form
A student with a documented disability that impacts the acquisition of a second language to satisfy the current language liberal arts core requirement (B.A. students in the College for Women only) may petition for a second language requirement substitution (variance).
To qualify for a second language course substitution (variance), the student must meet with an access consultant in the O’Neill Center for Academic Development. The access consultant will:
- Review the student’s documentation of a disability
- If appropriate, make a recommendation for a course substitution (variance)
- Write a letter of support for a course substitution (variance)
The student must also discuss the petition for a second language course substitution (variance) with her academic advisor.
The director of academic advising will determine substitute course(s) that correspond to the learner outcomes of a second language course.