How do I waive a course requirement?

You need to provide the DUS evidence demonstrating your proficiency in the course material.  For example if you took a similar course elsewhere then provide information such as: syllabus, textbook, exams, problem sets, etc.  In addition list any advanced courses you’ve taken at Yale that depend crucially on the course material.

For courses taken outside of Yale, there are two options for getting credit:

  1. Get Yale credit for the course (this is done through your College Dean). Then, if I’ve approved your course for the major, your total course count goes down by one.
  2. Don’t get Yale credit. If I’ve approved the course I’ll waive the appropriate category requirement but you’ll have to take an extra elective to maintain the total course count.