Exceptions descriptions and examples

Degree Audits apply the program requirements consistently to all students within the program. Using the Exception Process in DARS, requirements may be defined specifically to a student's needs in a particular program. The student's needs are agreed upon by the student and the advisor, or as the result of an official request to an academic Dean. For every rule, there is a possible student exception, but most institutions define the types of exceptions they will permit for their students.

Exception Type ACTION Purpose/Description
REQUIREMENT CHANGE
Requirement Change #1
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ACTION of R
RUFLG of D
Waiving both course and credits from sub-requirement
Requirement Change #2
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ACTION of R
RUFLG of I
Articulate source courses from two different transfer institutions to target course
Requirement Change #3
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ACTION of R
RUFLG of I
Remove 5 year limit on technical courses
Requirement Change #4
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ACTION of R
RUFLG of I
Add a course to a sub-requirement
Requirement Change #5
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ACTION of R
RUFLG of I
Add a course to a reject line pseudo (reject from sub-requirement, then accept into alternate goal area)
Requirement Change #6
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ACTION of R
RUFLG of D
Remove a course from a sub-requirement
Requirement Change #7
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ACTION of R
RUFLG of I
Add a course to a reject line pseudo to remove from a sub-requirement (technical electives), then accept into a different requirement (general education elective).
Requirement Change #8
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ACTION of R
RUFLG of S
Course exchange to accept course or multiple courses (transfer or home) for course equivalent retaining values (string and condition code) originally present.
Requirement Change #9
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ACTION of R
RUFLG of I
Accept lower GPA.
Requirement Change #10
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ACTION of R
RUFLG of D
Allow a rejected course to be acceptable.
Requirement Change #11
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ACTION of R
RUFLG of V
Swap one requirement for another.
Requirement Change #12
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ACTION of R
RUFLG of I
Complete a MnTC Goal requirement based on transfer.
COURSE SUBSTITUTION
Course Substitution #1
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ACTION of S
RUFLG of P
Match a course substitution to a pseudo in a sub-requirement
Course Substitution #2
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ACTION of C
RUFLG of S
Substitute a course within a sub-requirement
Course Substitution #3
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ACTION of S Allow a course that is typically not repeatable to process as a re-usable course.
Course Substitution #4
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ACTION of S Use a course that is repeatable as a substitution with a check against the course title.
Course Substitution #5
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ACTION of S Retain credit and GPA of first taken course, and remove credit and GPA of last taken. (COM DUPLCTL=L).
COURSE GENERATION
Course Generation #1
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ACTION of E Award course, credits, and grade for successful Course Challenge (credit by exam)
MISCELLANEOUS
Miscellaneous Note #1
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ACTION of M

Allows the set up of exception to post a message to a student in their INCLTOP.

SYSTEM CONDITION CODE

System Condition Code #1
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ACTION of Q Remove and set system condition codes for Graduation notice.