If you have been denied admission and your educational and/or personal goals for success have been negatively impacted due to disability, you may wish to appeal the admissions on the basis of a disability.
If you would like to appeal this decision, please visit the Admissions website and follow the process identified by the Admissions Department.
If you would like to submit any additional documentation specifically related to your disability, please submit them to the Disability Resource Center, along with the completed Disability Eligibility Review Form, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: This documentation can only be submitted after an official Admissions Appeal Form has been submitted to Admissions.
Once documentation is submitted, please allow 7-14 business days for documentation to be reviewed.
Documentation to the DRC is only sent once admission has been denied and an appeal has been submitted to the Admissions Department.
- Please note that the DRC does not make admissions decisions. For additional information on the appeal process, decisions, and forms, please visit admissions.fiu.edu
Students who have a disability that prevents them from meeting Gordon Rule math or Foreign Language graduation requirements may request a substitution of the course. Granting a course substitution will depend on the nature and extent of the disability and its impact upon the student’s ability to successfully meet the requirement. Requests for course substitutions that would result in a significant modification of the program, those required for certification or licensure, or those that would be inconsistent with the student’s academic program or objectives may be denied.
Please read below for more information on the core mathematics and foreign language substitutions petition process:
It is strongly recommended that you initiate this process as early in your college career as possible. A sense of urgency will allow you time to fulfill any college requirements without consequences (e.g. academic holds, contracts, and probation) which could ultimately delay future registration or graduation.
Please note that a substitution of any kind may affect your ability to remain in or apply for certain majors that require the completion of what you are trying to substitute (i.e. Business Majors must complete MAC-2233 “Calculus for Business”, any math substitution at the core level will disqualify the student from being admitted to this major). Please consult your DRC Access Consultant for more information about this and what may be a fundamental alteration
It is the student’s responsibility to make sure an approved substitution course is on file with their advisor and the DRC before taking the substitution courses. Failure to do so may result in the courses not being credited toward fulfilling the degree requirements.
- Some of the classes most often used for the Core Math Substitution include CGS-2060, CGS-2100, MAT-1033, and MGF-1100
- Classes most often used for the Foreign Language Requirement are selected from the university’s Global Learning Course Offerings
Graduation modifications or substitution requirements
As per FIU Policy
Florida International University can provide reasonable substitution or modification for a graduation requirement for any otherwise qualified disabled student with a diagnosed disability.
Students who have completed 90 credits or more and have concerns about satisfying programmatic or university graduation requirements may request an appointment with your Access Consultant to review this policy and possible exceptions. FIU can work with qualified students with disabilities to provide substitutions and modifications to graduation requirements as long as it is determined that it will not result in a fundamental alteration to the program.
Please note that substitutions and modifications to graduation requirements that are supported by the DRC as per this policy must be presented for review to the academic program before final approval.