All Quinnipiac University academic policies and requirements are designed to maintain the rigors of academic quality, compliance with accreditation standards and government regulations, and to promote student learning. Students and faculty are bound by the policies and requirements outlined in this catalog. Rarely, some individual circumstances may warrant a student to petition to be exempted or granted a variance from a particular policy or requirement. This petition should be stated briefly by the student on the electronic Variant Procedure Form, which is available on the Registrar’s Office MyQ site. It is strongly recommended that the variant form be accompanied by a letter of explanation and supportive documentation.

The Variant Procedure Form must be examined in turn by the department chair or program director, academic dean of the student’s home school/college (or designee) and the vice president for academic innovation and effectiveness. The final decision to accept or deny the variant procedure request will be made by the vice president for academic innovation and effectiveness.