Office of the Registrar
University Regulations (2011/2012)
5.13 Waiver of Regulations
  1. All undergraduate regulations notwithstanding, the University reserves the right, in special circumstances, to modify, alter or waive any regulation in its application to individual students where, in the judgment of the head of the appropriate academic unit or the appropriate committee, merit and equity so warrant. In keeping with the principle that decisions to waive regulations should be made as close as possible to the University officer or committee with responsibility for the regulations, requests for waivers, which normally must be made in writing, must be directed as follows:

    • Course Prerequisites or Co-requisites: the head of the academic unit of the course(s) in question.

    • Departmental Regulations: the appropriate committee on undergraduate studies upon the recommendation of the head of the appropriate department.

    • Faculty or School Regulations: the appropriate committee on undergraduate studies. Such waivers shall not reduce the total number of credit hours required for a minor, major, certificate, diploma, or degree program.

    • General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate): the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the appropriate committee on undergraduate studies. Such waivers shall not reduce the total number of credit hours required for a minor, major, certificate, diploma, or degree program.

    • Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards, Medals and Prizes Regulations: the Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation or request of the head of the appropriate academic unit.

  2. Any student whose request for waiver of regulations has been denied has the right to appeal. With the exception of verbal requests for waiver of Course Prerequisites or Co-requisites, the student will be advised in writing of the reasons for the decision and of the avenue of appeal that may be taken. For information regarding the appeal procedure refer to Appeal of Regulations - Appeal Procedures.