Exceptions Committee

The University Admissions and Exceptions Committee reviews petitions from students seeking exceptions to specific academic rules and regulations for which exceptions can be made, including readmission after academic dismissal. This does not include grading matters handled by the Court of Student Academic Appeals.

Exceptions petitions are considered first by the student’s college committee, then by a university committee. Exceptions denied at the college level are automatically submitted for consideration at the university level. Decisions made by the university committee are final. University-level decisions can be appealed by repetitioning, but will be considered only if the student presents relevant documented information that was not included in the original petition. The university committee decision concerning appeals is final. The Court of Student Academic Appeals cannot be used to appeal exceptions committee decisions.

Students are advised to begin the petitioning process by consulting with an academic advisor in their college of enrollment and/or the OneStop. There is a separate exceptions process for international undergraduate admission through the international education office.