Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science
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
a. Explanation of request
b. Rationale for request, including self-assessment
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 :
Alternate Plan of Study Request Form
b. Unofficial Transcript
c. Proposed alternate schedule, including time
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.
consent is required for admission to all occupational therapy major