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CSH LSP Substitution Request

This form is to be used by undergraduate students who are seeking to substitute a class they have taken for a Liberal Studies Program (LSP) requirement. Because the university offers a wide variety of approved LSP courses each term, using a non-approved course to meet a LSP requirement requires an exceptionally strong argument coupled with appropriate documentation to demonstrate how a class meets the learning outcomes and writing expectations of the LSP requirement domain. Before submitting a substitution request, you are expected to familiarize yourself with the proposed domain's learning outcomes and writing expectations, all of which may be found at the Liberal Studies Program website.

Please follow all instructions carefully when completing this form.

Student information

Please provide your ID number, first and last names, and a valid email address that you may be contacted at. In submitting this form, it is assumed that you are a current undergraduate student in the College of Science and Health. If you are not, you will be directed to your assigned college advisor.


Requested substitution class information

Please provide all of the information below to identify the DePaul class or transfer credit you are requesting to use as a Liberal Studies Program requirement substitution. It is important that all fields in this section be accurately filled out.


Liberal Studies Program requirement

Select which Liberal Studies Program requirement you are requesting to substitute the class above for.


Short summary of substitution request

In a sentence or two, briefly describe the nature of your request.


Required documentation

You are required to submit the following documentation with your substitution request. Failure to attach the necessary documentation will result in your request being denied. Please attach the following documents to this request:

  • Class syllabus
  • Two writing samples
  • An argument on how the class you took meets each of the learning outcomes and writing expectations for the Liberal Studies Program requirement you are requesting this substitution for. Please refer to the Liberal Studies Program website for information on learning outcomes and writing expectations.


Echo email addresses

This request will automatically be sent to with a copy to the email address you provided above for your records.  If you would like a copy to be sent to additional email addresses, type them in the box below, separated by semicolons.  Your attachment is only available to the CSH Exceptions committee and cannot be echoed back to you or any other email addresses you provide.