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Set an Alternate Catalog Year for the Major (A5)


This exception is used to change a student’s catalog year for the major (where applicable – varies by college and program). Catalog Year is the term/year in which the student began following the curriculum under which they will be certified to graduate.


A student enrolled in the History major in Autumn 2018, but the major curriculum changed in Autumn 2019. The advisor determines that the student should be placed on the new curriculum.

Before the Exception


Screenshot of degree audit showing History major requirements



Entering the Exception


Step 1. Select “Exceptions” from the menu bar, then select the “Add Exception” button.


Screenshot of "add exception" button



Step 2. Select “Set an Alternate Catalog Year for the Major” from list of Exception Types.


Screenshot showing the list of exception types



Step 3. Enter the Alternate Catalog Year and click Save:


screenshot showing box to enter term and the save button

Note: Catalog Year is displayed in the format YYYYT, where Y = the four digit year, and T = term.

Term Options:

2 = Spring

3 = Summer

4 = Autumn



After the Exception

Screenshot of history major requirements after exception