EXCEPTION POLICY

Admissions Office deadlines, policies and procedures are strictly enforced. If a student has an extenuating circumstance requiring an exception to any deadline, policy or procedure, that student may file a request for exception. To file for an exception:

The student must submit a petition in writing to the appropriate instructional department chairperson (for registration this would be the advisor’s department chairperson.) Once the instructional department chairperson forwards a request for exception to the Registrar’s Office, the student must pay a $25.00 non-refundable processing fee.

The student’s Exception Request will be reviewed for approval or disapproval by a committee comprised of the following: Dean of Student Services; Registrar; and the instructional department chairperson. Each member may appoint a representative to the review committee in his/her absence.

The student will be informed of the committee’s decision within five (5) working days from the official processing date identified by the Registrar’s Office. Exception cases that have not been finalized within five (5) working days period will automatically be rendered approved. Only after all the approvals are granted can the Exception Request be processed. All supporting documents will be filed in the student’s record. Students may only file three (3) exception requests during their academic careers.