I am attending a public California University UC and they changed the the degree requirements one year from graduation. New requirment resulted in added courses that would require me to extend 6 months or more. Academic regulations state "when a chanage in graduation requirments is introduced it is implemented so that continuing students are not substantially hindered in the orderly pursit of their degrees" There are numerous past cases where changes did not effect existing students. Is this a breach of contract? I have been told my petion will be rejected.
State/Country relating to Question: California
Appeal rejected by college told to refile on grounds of financial hardship and 95% change will be rejected as per dept head
Thank you for the post, I am happy to assist you by answering your questions. It would be difficult to sustain a Breach of Contract action in this instance because, from your description, there was never a contract formed which stipulated that a degree's course load requirement/pre-requisites could not be amended or modified. Is the University offering any concession on summer or evening class enrollment to permit students in your position to fulfill the courses and graduate as scheduled?
No classes until fall for pre-requisite then have to take new course following semester/quarter. Major dept said to ask other dept (math) to waive pre-requisites which math dept said no way. A 4 course math requirment can not be completed by myself in no less than 5 math courses and in some cases 6.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX an equitable claim here, are you on full scholarship by chance?
No, I am working 2 jobs to pay for college
ok, while not a breach of contract action, you have a valid equity argument to not be negatively effected by the change in the curriculum and for this reason should consider retaining counsel to send a letter to the school on your behalf advising that you would pursue legal remedies should the school persist in placing these new requirements on you without offset. Please let me know if you need additional guidance.
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