Student Services

Request for Course Substitution

Per the provisions outlined in the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Procedure 4.015.01 a Substitution Panel will convene to carefully review student requests for course substitution. The Panel meets twice during the Fall and Spring Terms and once in the Summer. Contact the Disability Resource Center for specific dates. Panel decisions are sent by mail to the student by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Please note that persons denied substitution/modification of one or more requirements may appeal within ten (10) business days of receipt of the written decision. All appeals should be directed to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Vice President of Academic Affairs will review the petition packet, consult with the Coordinator of the Disability Resource Center and Disability Expert, and render a final decision. This final decision will be communicated to the student by mail within ten (10) business days after receipt of the written appeal.

In the event the student is denied by the Substitution Panel and Vice President, Academic Affairs, the student has the option to re-petition with updated documentation. In such cases, the student must provide an updated personal statement with signature and current date, copies of all documentation to include the updated information, and a copy of his/her unofficial transcript. Once received, the Panel will review the new submission at the next scheduled meeting and make a decision based on the new information provided.

Steps for student course substitution requests:

1. Complete the Course Substitution Petition. This letter must be typed by the student, printed, signed, and dated.  

2.  Provide a copy of all disability documentation.  Refer to the Documentation Guidelines and Guidelines for Math Course Substituion for specific requirements.

3.   Provide a copy of the Unofficial SCF Transcript (print from SCF Connect).

4.  Deliver the petition packet to the Disability Resource Center: the petition must contain the signed personal statement form, disability documentation, and unofficial transcript.  


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