College of Health Professions

Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science

Student Handbook 2011-2012

V. Department Information: Didactic Coursework

H. Alternate Plan of Study

Students who request a change in course sequence due to personal or academic needs must develop an alternate plan of study. The alternate plan must be approved prior to enrollment in subsequent courses.

Related Policies: Repeating Fieldwork Policy, Repeating Courses Policy


1. The student will meet with his/her adviser to review the situation and develop an alternative plan for continuation in the program.
2. A formal business letter is sent to the Executive Committee by the student which must include the following:
a. Explanation of request
b. Rationale for request, including self-assessment of situation
c. Strategies for remediating past difficulty OR for managing current situation
3. The following documents must be attached to the letter and submitted to the Executive Committee :
a. Completed Alternate Plan of Study Request Form
b. Unofficial Transcript
c. Proposed alternate schedule, including time frames.
4. The request will be reviewed at a subsequent, regularly scheduled Executive Committee meeting, within one month of submission.
5. The student will be notified of the decision by the Executive Committee via formal business letter from the Program Director or Department Chairperson.

Department consent is required for admission to all occupational therapy major courses.




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