Academic Variances

Students may request variances from MVNU Catalog degree requirements, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • General education, major, or minor requirements
  • Course substitutions for graduation requirements
  • Approval of minors not offered by MVNU
  • Relief from the 39 upper division hours requirement or the residency hour requirement
  • Repeating a course that was previously passed with the minimum grade required

The student must first discuss the matter with the University Registrar. The Registrar may request that the student submit a written appeal. The appeal will be e-mailed to the Registrar as follows: include the title "Academic Variance," briefly describe the variance requested, and include supporting documentation.

The Registrar may, but is not required to, consult with other individuals, including other faculty or academic administrators. Within a reasonable time after the appeal is received, the Registrar will notify the student in person or via e-mail. The Registrar’s decision is final.