IX. Waivers and Substitutions 

A. Transfer Credits

Course work which has been satisfactorily completed with a grade of “C” or better at any accredited college or university will be considered for credit. Transfer credit from institutions on a “quarter plan” or “trimester” system will be adjusted accordingly.   

The application of transfer credits to a program is subject to department guidelines. After a student has been admitted, and submitted an official transcript or transcripts, a review of credits will be completed. Students will be notified in writing of the applicable credits to an Onondaga degree or certificate.  Credit for correspondence courses, credit by evaluation/examination, credit for in-service coursework, and credit for experiential learning may be granted. A veteran or soldier on active duty who submits an AARTS, SMART, CCAF or Coast Guard Institute transcript or DD214, indicating at least six months of active duty, will be awarded transfer credit towards any applicable credit, including physical education, for the program in which the student is enrolled. 

B. Course Substitutions/Waivers

A program requirement may be waived or a course substitution may be made pending the approval of the Department Chairperson(s) involved, the Curriculum Proctor, the academic advisor and the Scholastic Standards Committee. The total credit hours required for the program must still be met, unless approved otherwise. 

C. PEH Waivers

Awaiver from physical education requirements may be granted to a student who meets one of the following criteria: 

  1. 30 years of age or older at the time of first matriculation into the College; 
  2. A physician’s statement, which precludes the student’s participation in PEH, has been submitted. The Office of Registration and Records records the medical waiver on the student’s permanent record. 

D. Proficiency Examinations

All students may take a health proficiency examination. Students who receive a grade of 75% or higher are not required to pass a health course. Credit is not awarded for successful completion of the health proficiency examination.