In exceptional circumstances, students may petition for exemption/substitution from specific academic regulations. Forms for requesting an exemption/substitution are available from the registrar's homepage. Students should first consult with their academic advisor to determine if the request has merit. Department chairs are the approving officials for exemption/substitutions from requirements within majors and minors. Exemption/substitutions from academic regulations beyond major and minor fields require the approval of the academic dean or the dean's designee. Requests for these non-departmental exemption/substitutions should be directed to the Academic Advising Offices. The guiding principle in considering requests for any exemption/substitution is fidelity to the academic standards of the colleges.