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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

General Education Substitution Procedures

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Students wishing to have non-General Education Minnesota State University, Mankato courses count as General Education courses within one of the categories, must do so by appeal.

Such appeals or substitutions are NOT encouraged and are rarely granted.

The form meant for such appeals can be found here.

Students have the following responsibilities for the appeal to be processed properly.  Please attach the following documents to the appeal form:

  • A supporting statement from the department chairperson on department letterhead.
  • An unofficial transcript.
  • A DARS report.
  • A copy of the course syllabus in question.
  • Other relevant course material to document that those General Education outcomes have been met through the courses in question.

Please note that the appeal application will not be considered complete without these attachments.

Students should submit the completed form and attachments to:

Office of the Registrar

132 Wigley Administration (WA) Center

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Mankato, MN  56001


In order to be considered during the current semester, students must submit this appeal one month prior to the last day of classes in the semester.  Any appeal submitted after this deadline will be considered during the following semester.  Appeals are not considered during the summer.  Students are strongly encouraged to submit appeals as early as possible.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Questions concerning General Education Substitution requests should be directed to

The Graduation Department

room:  WA 132; phone:  389-5257