A Bona Fide Academic Requirement
- describes the knowledge and skills that a Student must acquire and/or demonstrate in order to complete a course or program successfully.
- is an essential and minimum requirement of the course or program, including methods of assessment that the Student must meet.
- cannot be waived without fatal consequences for the academic integrity of the program.
- must be taught and assessed within a program of study.
- BFARs can NEVER be waived or substituted1.
- Unless otherwise specified by an academic program, the demonstration of a BFAR may be modified.
- Modification is a revision to the way a student must demonstrate required skills and knowledge, or sometimes additional assistance for a student which does not detract from the skills and knowledge the student must aquire.