Course Substitution

Stanly Community College is an equal opportunity educational institution and employer. The College does not practice or condone discrimination in any form against students, employees, or applicants on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, or disability consistent with the Assurance of Compliance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1992.

Course Substitution Rule

  Executive Leadership Team 08-29-2022
  ICORE 08-24-2022

Course substitutions are allowed in specific instances.  Examples include, but are not limited to, a change in the student’s program of study, career or transfer goals, higher level coursework, transfer course equivalencies, or elective selection.  Action upon such substitutions must be initiated by the student's success coach or program head/coordinator, who will forward the Request for Course Substitution form to the Dean or Associate Vice President. 

Course substitution for individual Career & College Promise (CCP) students and individual students in Cooperative Innovative High Schools (CIHS) are permitted in exceptional circumstances and must be approved by the Chief Academic Officer.  Typically, these are only approved when a CCP/CIHS student changes pathways and has already completed higher level coursework with the same course subject prefix (for example, ACA 122 for ACA 111 or MAT 143 for MAT 110).

A maximum of five (5) courses may be credited for any student through the course substitution method.  More than five (5) may be granted with special permission from the Dean or appropriate Associate Vice President.  Notification of approval of course substitution must be submitted to the Enrollment Management Office. 

 “Request for Course Substitution” forms are stored on the SCC non-Eforms folder and are available from the student’s Success Coach.


Revisions: 05-28-2014, 01-28-2019, 01/14/2022

References: 1D SBCCC 400.11; North Carolina Community College System Curriculum Procedures Reference Manual