Appeal a Required Course

To waive or substitute a core or degree requirement course, or a University graduation requirement.

Students have the option to appeal to have an All University Core Curriculum (AUCC) course, degree requirement course, or University graduation requirement (total credits or upper division credits, AUCC GPA, ect.) waived or fulfilled with a substituted course. To do so the student must complete either the Appeal for a Core Course Substitution Form or the University Graduation Requirement Appeal Form.

To file an appeal students need to:

  • Obtain the appropriate form from the link above.
  • Document the request on the form, along with circumstances and reasoning for the appeal.
  • Sign the form.
  • Have their advisor sign the form and note whether they do or do not support the request.
  • Have the head of their major department sign the form and note whether they do or do not support the request.
  • Print off their DARS audit from RAMweb.
  • If the course was taken at another institution (credit received in transfer) include a course description or syllabus.
  • Submit the appeal to the Registrar’s Office in person at Centennial Hall, by email at registrarsoffice@colostate.edu, or by fax at (970)491-2283.
  • Please see the appropriate appeal form for further instructions.

The decision can take up to five weeks, and will be mailed to the student.