Course Waivers

Students who have acquired knowledge of the subject matter of any required course prior to enrolling at Wagner should pursue course waivers. Students may waive required courses via evidence of prior coursework. Wagner also offers waiver exams for Microeconomics, Statistics and Financial Management.

The last date to submit waiver requests in order to receive results before the start of Fall 2015 is Saturday, August 1st. Students are strongly encouraged to submit waivers by this deadline even for courses they do not plan to take until the spring semester. The final deadline to waive a course is prior to the start of their second semester.

It may take 4-6 weeks to receive results, so please plan accordingly.

Note: Waiving a required course does not reduce the credits required for your degree program, rather it increases the number of electives you may take.

Note: Core course waiver exams may only be attempted once. Students who are not successful in their first attempt may not then submit a course-based waiver. Instead, the student enroll in and successfully complete the relevant course to satisfy the requirement. 

Click here to register for upcoming waiver exams. Microeconomics and Statistics exams are offered in January, April, August (two exams) and November. Financial Management exams are offered in January, April and August. Please note that the Financial Management Waiver exams require four hours; Microeconomics and Statistics each require 100 minutes.

Download waiver policies (pdf files) for the following core courses:

Download waiver Practice Exams (pdf files) for the following core courses:

To submit your course waiver request, read through the waiver policies carefully and submit the online form found here:  Please note that all documents must be submitted as one PDF and uploaded to the form.

If you have questions, email