Waivers for Career Experience

Applying Professional Experience

If you’ve been in the real estate business for a while, you may have already acquired some of the knowledge and skills provided through our program. We understand that, and want to make the most of your time with us.

Course Waivers

Students with extensive academic or professional experience may petition to waive a core or program-specific course by completing a “Request for Course Waiver” form. The form must be submitted to the dean with documentation supporting achievement of expertise equivalent to or beyond that of students who have successfully completed the course in that discipline. Such documentation may include, but is not limited to, relevant academic transcripts, a detailed job description or evidence of an appropriate designation, license or certification.

  • For Real Estate Core Courses, waivers will not reduce the number of courses required for graduation, if granted.  A waived course must be replaced with an additional elective.
  • For Business Core courses, if a waiver is granted, that course would not need to be replaced.  Once a waiver is approved for a specific course, that course may not be taken for credit.
  • All 600 level courses may not be waived.

Waived courses are indicated on transcripts with the notation “WV” and become part of students’ permanent academic records.

For questions regarding applying career experience to the Master of Real Estate Graduate degree program contact an admissions advisor today.