Academic Requirements Policy

Custodian of Policy: Registrar

Relevant Minnesota State System Policy: NA

Effective Date: Current

Last Review: Spring 2022

Next Review: Spring 2029


Within practicable limits, academic policies and requirements at MSUM are not retroactive. Students entering a degree program can expect to complete the program under the requirements specified at the time of enrollment, unless enrollment is interrupted for more than one year. When a required course is no longer offered, students may substitute another course or courses with the approval of the department chair.

Individual exceptions to major and minor requirements listed in the university catalog, including the waiver or substitution of courses, are subject to the approval of the department chair by written notice to the Record's Office. Records of approved changes will be retained in student files until graduation or five years after the last term of enrollment.


Academic requirements must be completed in a timely manner to ensure program relevance to workforce needs.