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.

If you believe you have already taken coursework that might qualify you to exempt out of any other required courses, you must submit a petition and supporting documentation. Waivers are reviewed and approved by the course instructor and also by the Program Director.

Note: Waiving a course does not reduce the total number of units required for graduation.

Waivers


The MLA program uses a formal online process to request required course waivers. All requests to waive a required course from the MLA curriculum must be received in by the Department's stated deadline and in advance of the first day of course registration in each semester. Please reach out to your Program Coordinator Tiffany Yee to request the link to the online petition form.

 

Substitutions


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

The MLA program uses a formal online process to review requests to substitute an alternative course for a distributional elective. Requests to use an alternative course to satisfy a distributional elective from the MLA curriculum must be received in by the Department's stated deadline and in advance of the first day of course registration in each semester.

Please reach out to your Program Coordinator Tiffany Yee to request the link to the online petition form.