Eastern Florida State College | Substitution Process at EFSC
 
 
 
 

Associate Provosts

 
 
 
 

Cocoa Campus
Frank Margiotta
1519 Clearlake Rd, Cocoa
Building 5, Room 128
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-433-7661

Melbourne Campus
Ray Roberts
3865 North Wickham Road
Building 1, Room 108
Melbourne, FL 32935
Phone: 321-433-5591

Palm Bay Campus
Michael Cadore
250 Community College Parkway
Building 1, Room 206
Palm Bay, FL 32909
Phone: 321-433-5160

Titusville Campus & eLearning Programs
Barbara Kennedy
1311 North U.S. 1
Building 5, Room 105
Titusville, FL 32796
Phone: 321-433-5014

 

Substitution Policies and Process Related to Disabilities

Substitution Policies Concerning State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.041 Florida Statutes 240.152 and 240.153 for Eligible Students with Disabilities

Any student who has a documented hearing impairment, visual impairment, specific learning disability or other disability as designated by law and defined by Rule 6A-10.041 shall be eligible for reasonable substitution(s) of any requirement for admission to a program of study or graduation from the College provided that:

  1. The disability can reasonably be expected to prevent the student from meeting the necessary requirement(s); and
  2. The failure to meet the requirement(s) does not constitute a fundamental alteration in the nature of the program.

A. Required Documentation for Substitutions:

Students must provide documentation of a disability written by a qualified professional to the Student Access for Improved Learning (SAIL) office on their EFSC campus. The documentation must verify that the disability substantially impacts one or more major life activity, and will be reviewed by SAIL for compliance with federal legislation and Florida Statute guidelines.

B. Process for Identifying Reasonable Substitutions:

1. For admission to a Program of Study - Certain programs within the College have specific entrance requirements. To apply for reasonable substitution(s) for these requirements, the student should act in accordance with the following procedure:

a. The student should present appropriate documentation of the disability to the Campus SAIL Access Specialist.
b. The student will file a request for substitution to the appropriate Associate Provost.
c. The Access Specialist and Associate Provost will work with the SAIL Director and the appropriate Department Chair to recommend a reasonable substitution for specific criteria for admission to the program.
d. The Department Chair will approve or deny the recommendations for substitution.

2. For Graduation Criteria - A student whose disability impacts his/her ability to complete one or more graduation requirements may apply for course substitutions and/or waivers by acting in accordance with the following procedures:

a. The student should present appropriate documentation of the disability to the Campus SAIL Access Specialist.
b. The student will file a request for substitution to the appropriate Associate Provost.
c. The Access Specialist will work with the SAIL Director to recommend a reasonable substitution for criteria for graduation from the College to the appropriate Associate Provost.

C. Process for Communicating Substitution Outcomes to Students:

1. Students will be contacted by the Campus Associate Provost and will be advised as to the outcome of the request. If the requested substitution(s) has been granted the Office of the Registrar will also be notified.

D. Process for Appealing a Substitution Denial:

1. The student should file a written appeal to the Associate Provost with additional documentation of the circumstances surrounding the appeal. This appeal shall be forwarded to the SAIL Director. The appeal shall be presented to the College-wide Student Appeals Committee consisting of the following people:

- Associate Vice President for Planning and Assessment
- Campus Provost
- Campus Associate Provost
- Appropriate Department Chair
- SAIL Director

The Associate Vice President for Planning and Assessment and the SAIL Director are members on the College-wide Student Appeals Committee as resource members only and cannot vote. The committee will forward its recommendation(s) to the President whose decision is final. The SAIL Director and the Office of the Registrar will be notified of the decision.

E. Record keeping:

  1. Records shall be maintained on the number of students with disabilities requesting, granted and denied substitutions.
  2. Approved substitution or waiver for courses for degree completion/graduation must be sent to the Office of the Registrar for posting to the student's record.

F. Articulation Agreement with Other State Institutions:

1. The College will accept all substitutions previously granted by other state post-secondary institutions and/or institutions with which the College has articulation agreements as they may relate to admission to a program of study or graduation from the College.

G. Additional Resources for Substitutions:

Eastern Florida State College Student Handbook
Eastern Florida State College Catalog