I have read the policy below:

No undergraduate courses taken to satisfy prerequisite requirements for admission to a graduate program may be included in the minimum number of units required for that program.

I completed a course at my previous university that is considered a graduate elective that also happens to be an undergraduate class.

My personal course audit from my former university shows this course is considered an elective for graduate students.

I want to earn credit for the course taken at my current university. Since I took it as a graduate student and I am not using it to satisfy pre-requisite requirements to admission (I am three semesters in at my current university), how can I successfully challenge this policy?

(Edit: I misquoted the quotation above.)

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    The excerpt here does not mention that only such courses can be counted. So this alone does not imply that you cannot earn credit from this course, just that you cannot do it via this route. Are you sure there are no other options? (e.g. did you check with the academic office in your current university?)
    – GoodDeeds
    Sep 13, 2020 at 10:48
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    After your edit: given that the policy does not seem to prevent you from earning credit for that course, why do you think you cannot do so?
    – GoodDeeds
    Sep 13, 2020 at 21:46
  • Who knows, GoodDeeds, pessimism. By the way, I have made a petition for exception. Sep 13, 2020 at 22:47
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    Sorry, I'm confused. This policy does not seem to prevent you from doing what you want to do. So what is the problem? I don't see why you would need a "petition for exception" from a policy that does not affect you. Did someone reject your request and cite this policy as the reason?
    – cag51
    Sep 14, 2020 at 0:14

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Edit: this answer was written based on the original policy quote.

The policy is clear, if the undergraduate course was taken to satisfy pre-requisite requirements then it can be counted.

As you clearly state that it was not needed to satisfy a pre-requisite requirement, and you state clearly that it was an elective then it will not be counted.

So, it looks like you will need to complete some credits to cover that lack.

  • The question has been edited, invalidating this answer.
    – GoodDeeds
    Sep 13, 2020 at 21:45
  • @GoodDeeds being able to quote correctly is an important skill..
    – Solar Mike
    Sep 13, 2020 at 23:05
  • Right, but it's not my question, just wanted to let you know of the edit.
    – GoodDeeds
    Sep 13, 2020 at 23:28

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