Montana State University

CERC & GARC Information

Core Equivalency Review Committee

The The Core Equivalency Review Committee (CERC) considers appeals and/or petitions from students seeking waivers or substitutions of established core course requirements.

  • Prepare and Submit:
    • Completed Official CERC Request Form
    • Official letter specifying the course(s) in question
      • Body of Letter:
        1. What you are petitioning
        2. Reason for petition
        3. Your Signature
    • Any pertinent documentation to support your request.
  • Additional information on preparing an appeal

For questions please contact Tracy Grossberg at tracy.grossberg@montana.edu or call 406-994-5519.

Graduation and Admission Requirements Committee

The Admission and Graduation Requirements Committee (GARC) considers appeals and/or petitions from students seeking waivers of established admission and graduation requirements. The Committee is composed of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (chairperson), the Registrar, the Director of Admissions, and the Assistant Dean of the College in which the student is enrolled. Information about the appeals process can be obtained from the Registrar's Office.

The following items are required of each petition:

  • Prepare:
    • Original and 2 copies of the GARC Petition Form(legibly written or typed)
    • Original and 2 copies of any additional petition papers
  • Distribution:
    • Original to the Registrar's Office by Monday, 2pm, before the Wednesday meeting
    • Label 1st Copy: "Assistant Academic Dean" & deliver to your College Dean's Office
    • Second copy is for your personal file
  • Heading Format:
    • Student's full legal name
    • Mailing Address (including city, state, and zip code)
    • (Optional) Student's E-Mail Address
    • Student ID Number/Social Security Number
    • Student's College/Curriculum
    • Term or date you first entered MSU
    • Today's date
  • Body of Letter:
    • What you are petitioning
    • Reason for petition
    • Your Signature

For questions please contact Dagny Mest: registrar@montana.edu or call 406-994-6650.

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