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Manual of Operational Memoranda for Brookhaven College

District Reference: EFB,EGA,FBA No.VI - B
Chapter: STUDENT SERVICES/ACTIVITES
Subject: Degree Plans — Course Substitutions/Equivalency

In order to maintain program integrity and academic credibility, students must closely follow the course requirements established by the Curriculum and Advisory Committees and approved by the District and the Texas Educational Coordinating Board.

Degree Plans

“Convenience” and/or “having to graduate now” are not acceptable reasons for approving requests for substitutions.

If required courses are readily available at Brookhaven College or within the District, or if no true equivalent exists within the student’s previous course work, then course(s) will not be substituted (see “Procedures”). However, factors which might be beyond the control of the student and which might require consideration for course substitution are evaluated and all options considered.

The following definitions and procedures apply when a course substitution or course equivalency has been requested.

  1. Course Substitution is the replacement of any course in a technical/occupational curriculum pattern or approved degree plan.
  2. Course Equivalency is the replacement of one course for another when both courses are considered to be identical based on course content or information supplied by another college.

Procedures:

  1. All requests for course substitutions are routed through the appropriate Division Dean by the Registrar’s Office. Request forms are available in the Registrar’s Office.
  2. The Registrar has the authority to initiate and approve course equivalency requests. The Registrar will, however, route course information through the Division Dean and request input if the course content is considered to be marginal and/or foreign to the basic spirit of the program under consideration.
  3. In considering requests, the Division Dean will consider recommendations from program coordinators, if appropriate, and/or instructors with expertise in the subject area.
Course Substitution or Course Equivalency