If math or second language creates barriers to your learning based on disability, you may request a course substitution. Only courses that are determined by your College to be non-essential to your program of study may be substituted. For example, an accountant must know basic math concepts so a substitution of the math requirement would be inappropriate. Through an analysis of each major, University colleges have determined where course substitutions may be possible. Therefore, the first step in requesting a course substitution of Foundational courses is to declare a major.
To request a course substitution as a reasonable accommodation, meet with an Access Consultant after you have declared a major to discuss how learning math or second language may create a disability-related barrier for you. The Access Consultant will need to understand the connection between the course and your disability. To help establish the barrier and determine an apporpriate accommodation, the Access Consultant may request external information, such as a school records or psychoeducational tests, from you. The Access Consultant may also talk with you about other accommodations that would make the course accessible so that a substitution would not be necessary.
Once the course is established as non-essential to your program of study and as disability-related impact to learning for you has been identified, the Access Consultant will inform your Academic Advisor that a course substitution is appropriate as a reasonable accommodation. You will then meet with your Advisor to identify an appropriate substitute course. If you change majors, you should contact DRC because the substitution may no longer be appropriate.
UA Academic Policy: Substitutions for Approved General Education Courses