Because the sequence and content of courses is considered to be so fundamental to the preparation of students who graduate from the JDP, the Steering Committee decided in Spring 2011 that no required course can be waived unless the exact course required by the JDP has already been taken (i.e., a student has already successfully completed PSY 770A and 770B). Courses that have the same name or may superficially appear to have the same content may differ from courses as taught in the JDP.  Thus, no JDP course can be challenged or waived based on having taken that course at another institution.