The Landscape Architecture program offers students with prior experience the opportunity to pursue waivers and substitutions for various required courses.

It is a student’s responsibility to pursue exemptions in a timely manner. Waiver requests should be submitted to the program coordinator, along with all required supporting documentation, a week prior to the end of the add/drop period each semester. After review by the instructor of record and program director, the program coordinator will relay their decisions back to the students. Those who are approved will be instructed to pick-up their signed petitions from the department office and submit them to Student Services (Gund 422).

Note that waiving a course does not reduce the total number of units required for graduation.


If you believe you have already taken coursework that might qualify you to waive out of any required course, you must submit the following:

  1. Petition with signatures from the instructor of record and program director
  2. Syllabus and examples of course work to demonstrate equivalency
  3. Official transcript with a grade of B or above

Petition to Waive/Substitute Required Course (Non-Studio)


If a course is waived, the instructor of record in consultation with the program director and the student will determine if a substitution will be will required, and which class will satisfy the substituted requirement. If a substitution is not required then the student may choose a free elective.

Petition to Substitute Alternate Course for a Distributional Elective