Academic Advisors

Can one course or sequence meet more than one learning outcome?

Courses and sequences can meet more than one goal. However, these cannot be used simultaneously by students.

When would it be beneficial for a student to include a statement of support from an advisor (rather than from a professor, for example) with the petition?

There are not exact situations when a letter is better suited from an advisor. The primary reason for letters of support are to help explain how the course or experience meets the goal/learning outcome and show support for the petition.

What are examples of the “exceptional” or “extraordinary” circumstances that would mean a petition is more likely to be approved?

Exceptional or extraordinary circumstances might be a course that transferred into KU with a general designator (such as BIOL N) and the student believes the course fulfills and aligns with a KU Core goal. Most existing KU Courses, that do not already have a Core designation, will not be reviewed by the committee. Departments decide to propose courses to fulfill KU Core goals, and the committee cannot override those decisions. Questions about exceptional or extraordinary circumstances may be directed to kucore@ku.edu.

Will transfer classes satisfy KU Core outcomes?

Courses that transfer into KU with a direct match may complete KU Core outcomes if the direct match is approved for KU Core credit. Please visit the Credit Transfer website to see how your course will transfer in to KU.

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