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Bachelor of Integrative Studies

Dodge Hall, Room 137
118 Library Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)
(248) 370-3229
Fax: (248) 370-3261
bis@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(except on recognized holidays)

Bachelor of Integrative Studies

Dodge Hall, Room 137
118 Library Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)
(248) 370-3229
Fax: (248) 370-3261
bis@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(except on recognized holidays)

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Major Standing Students

You should continue to take your classes that have been approved on your Plan of Study. You may find your Plan of Study on your Progress to Degree via SAIL.

Each semester, set up an appointment to meet with your adviser to discuss course planning, registration and overall student experience.

If you need to change a course in your Plan of Study, please fill out the Course Change Form.

Course Substitution

When you are requesting to change one course to another course that has the SAME discipline (i.e. PS3010 to substitute for PS3500) please complete the course change form and choose course substitution.

NOTE: The BIS department staff will review your request and notify you if this course substitution has been approved, denied or if it needs to be modified for the BIS degree requirements.

Transcript

This is a tutorial to explain the Course Substitution form. This form is used to write a request to change a course on your plan of study. This form is used to request a course change that is within the same discipline, or subject area. For example, if you need to request to change a course from Communication (COM) to Communication (COM), a course substitution form is needed.

To access the form go to oakland.edu/bis/major-standing-students/. Then, click on course change form. You will need to log in with your user ID and password. Next, click on course substitution form. In the request area, clearly write your request that includes the course rubric and number, the title, and the credits. For example: ADD COM 2000 (4 CREDITS) PUBLIC SPEAKING, DROP COM 3300 (4 CREDITS) MULTICULTURAL COMMUNICATION. This request needs to fit on one line, so shorten the titles as needed. In the rationale area, clearly explain the reason for your request and why the new course is a good choice for you. Next, click on your adviser’s name.

This form will be routed to your adviser first so that they can review your request and add any comments to your form to support you. Last, click on submit. Your form will be reviewed by the advising office and you will be notified via email. Things to consider: check for prerequisites, check the credits to ensure that they are equal amounts, and check the registration link to see if the new course is offered, if that’s possible. If you have any questions, talk to your adviser!


Course Substitution Help Document

Petition of Exception

When you are requesting to change one course to another course that has a DIFFERENT discipline (i.e. PS3001 to substitute for COM3030). Use the course change form form and click the Petition of Exception button at the top of the form. 

The Petition of Exception form is used to request any changes that fall outside of a course change such as change in credits, removal of a course, or waiver of a program/university policy.

NOTE: The BIS department staff will process your request and make sure that it comes before the Faculty Review committee. You will be notified if this course substitution has been approved, denied or if it needs to be modified for the BIS degree.

Transcript

This is a tutorial to explain the Petition of Exception process. This form is used to request to the university to change a degree requirement. Most often, this form is used to request a course change on your plan of study that is a different discipline, or subject area. For example, if you need to request to change a course from Biology (BIO) to Communication (COM), a petition of exception form is needed.

To access the form go to oakland.edu/bis/major-standing-students/. Then, click on course change form. You will need to log in with your user ID and password. Next, click on Petition of Exception. In the request area, clearly write your request that includes the course rubric and number, the title of the course, and the credits. For example: ADD BIO 3400 (4 CREDITS) GENETICS, DROP COM 3300 (4 CREDITS) MULTICULTURAL COMMUNICATION. This request needs to fit on one line, so shorten the titles as needed. In the rationale area, clearly explain the reason for your request and why the new course is a good choice for you. Next, click on your adviser’s name.

This form will be routed to your adviser first so that they can review your request and add any comments to your form to support you. Last, click on submit. Your form will then be reviewed by the faculty council committee during the next meeting and you will receive notification via email.

Some things to consider as you put in your request. Check for any required prerequisites. Check the credit amounts to ensure that they are equal. Check the registration link to see if the class is offered, if possible. If you have any questions, ask your adviser!


Petition of Exception Help Document

Graduation

The semester before you intend to graduate, be sure to Apply to Graduate.