A common phrase here would be
Application for exemption from course BSE
This is used where a person is normally required to complete a course, or pass an exam, in order to achieve some wider qualification. . The person could, of course , simply refuse to go to the course, but in that case would not be awarded the qualification.
An example here is from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. To qualify as an actuary, it is normally necessary to pass a series of exams. However students can apply for exemption for some examinations which means they can still qualify as actuaries without taking those particular exams. Of course, exemption is only approved if the student can show that he has already demonstrated his knowledge of the subject of the exam. If, for example, he has a statistics degree, he may apply for exemption from the statistics exam CT3.