Course Exemption for Prior Knowledge, Without Credit

Faculty in a program have the option to provide students with an examination to determine if accumulated knowledge is sufficient to be exempted from specific courses in a graduate curriculum (e.g., continuing education courses in some professional fields may provide a background that eliminates the need to take introductory courses). The form and content of that examination is at the discretion of the program. When such exemptions are granted, the student does not earn graduate credit for such knowledge. The credits required to complete their UC graduate degree remain unchanged, and the student will take alternative coursework (approved by the graduate program director) to advance their knowledge.