COHP106 Waiver and/or Substitution Request – Academic Policy

UT Health Science Center:

COHP106 Waiver and/or Substitution Request – Academic Policy

No./Title: COHP106 Waiver and/or Substitution



Approval Body: College Council

Effective Date: March 2019

Category: Student

Last Review: March 2019

Next Review: March 2022

Contact: Hassan A Aziz

Academic Affairs

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SA115 – Transfer Credit Policy


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) awards transfer credits based on defined and published policies for evaluating, awarding, and accepting credits from another academic institution and/or based on established practices for recognizing relevant prior life experiences


In certain instances, prior to students enrolling, Program Directors or designees have the right to request a waiver of pre-requisite courses and/or grades for accepted students (i.e. animal physiology can be substituted for human physiology). The College of Health Professions (COHP) follows the UTHSC Transfer Credit policy for submitting documentation to the Registrar.


Once the Program Director or designee has approved the waiver and/or substitution, the following steps are required to finalize the request:

  1. Program Director or designee must complete the form “Waiver and/or Substitution Request” available online.
  2. The above-mentioned form must be submitted to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
  3. If approved by the Associate Dean, the form is routed to the originating program and then to the Office of Enrollment Services.
  4. A copy of the signed form should be retained at the program requesting the change.


Effective: March 2019

Approved: March 25, 2019, HPFO

Approved: March 27, 2019, COHP Dean

COHP106 Waiver and/or Substitution Request – Academic Policy
Version: // Effective: 03/01/2019
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