Waiving a Writing Intensive Course

Course Substitution Based Waivers

Substitution Waivers are exceedingly rare and are, in general, granted only when the student has a compelling reason for requesting that the WI requirement be met by a course not officially designated as WI. If you wish topetition to waive a Writing Intensive (WI) course based on substituting a course you have taken previously, you must first discuss your plans with your department academic adviser(s).

Course Substitution Waiver Form (PDF)

Hardship Based Waivers

Hardship Waivers are exceedingly rare and are, in general, granted only when the student can demonstrate extreme hardship. If you wish to petition to waive a Writing Intensive (WI) course based on a hardship, you must firstdiscuss the nature of your extreme hardship with your department academic adviser(s).

Hardship Waiver Form (PDF)