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Flag Petitions

Submit a Flag Substitution Petition

Before submitting a petition, consult with your academic advisor. In order for your petition to be eligible for approval, you must

  • Be enrolled in the UT college or school from which you plan to graduate
  • Know the equivalent UT course number
  • Have taken the course you are petitioning at the college level (no advanced placement and other credit by exam courses)
  • Demonstrate that the course meets the flag criteria (see side bar)
  • Know the flag requirements in your degree plan for the catalog under which you plan to graduate

Flag Requirements by Catalog

  • 2012-14 Catalog
  • 2010-12 Catalog
  • 2008-10 Catalog: All colleges and schools require two writing flags or Substantial Writing Component courses (SWC)
  • Catalogs published before 2008-10: No flag requirements

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