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1. REGISTER with a Time Conflict
A time conflict between two courses is sometimes unavoidable. If this
occurs, students must first work out an acceptable arrangement with
both instructors of the classes that overlap and submit a request
to LTSC asking that they be allowed to register for both courses.
Students must provide LTSC with documentation from both faculty confirming
that the conflict has been successfully resolved. The documentation
must come directly from the faculty members via email to email@example.com
or on departmental letterhead signed by the instructor. No other form
of documentation is acceptable. Once both faculty have confirmed that
a workable solution exists, LTSC will provide the student with the
necessary electronic stamps to register for or remain in both classes.
2. DROP after withdrawal period with a "W"
Students who missed the deadline for the last day to drop a course
with a “W” and feel they have extenuating circumstances
may apply for this exception. Please note that if you completed the
course (i.e. took the final exam) regardless of circumstances, your
exception is unlikely to be approved.
3. DROP after schedule adjustment without a "W"
Students will only be considered for this exception if they can prove
they either 1) never attended the course or 2) stopped attending on
or before the last day of schedule adjustment. This proof must be
in the form of an email from the faculty member sent directly to the
or a note on departmental letterhead signed by the faculty member.
4. DROP more than one course
Students are only permitted to drop one course (or up to 4 credits) after schedule adjustment
and before the last day to drop a class with a “W.” Significant
extenuating circumstances must exist for a drop of more than one course
to be approved, such as documented illness or death in the family.
5. DROP required ENGL or MATH course
Students receive a fundamental studies block on their records when
fundamental studies English or math has not been completed in a timely
manner. When requesting approval to drop a required fundamental studies
class, a plan for completion of the requirement must be provided.
6. REGISTER after schedule adjustment
Students may request this exception if they are mistakenly attending
a course for which they are not registered. All late add requests must be resolved two weeks after the end of the schedule adjustment period. Please note: it is against
University policy to attend a course for which you are not registered!
To add a class after schedule adjustment, students must provide the
Special Exceptions Coordinator with documentation from the faculty
member giving LTSC consent for the late add to the course. This documentation
must come directly via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or on departmental letterhead signed by the instructor. No other
form of documentation is acceptable. If the course is closed, students
must also provide either an oversubscription form or ensure that
the appropriate department enters an electronic oversubscription
stamp into the Student Information System. Students wishing to add
courses from any department within the College of Behavioral and
Social Sciences (BSOS) may only do so if the course has an open seat. BSOS
will not grant any oversubscriptions.
7. REGISTER for a course a 3rd or 4th time
Students are only permitted two attempts at a course. However, in some circumstances, students may be considered for an exception to this policy, particularly if the course fulfills the fundamental math or English requirement. If it is a math course, students may be asked to first meet with a Math Learning Specialist in the Learning Assistance Service in Shoemaker Hall to discuss their ongoing difficulties with the math course in question. The Math Specialist's office will provide LTSC with a written recommendation, at which time the Exceptions Coordinator will make a decision about the third/fourth attempt. For all other courses the student must provide a written statement detailing why their performance will be improved in the next attempt and how this will factor into their choice of a major. Please note, LTSC must uphold the policies of the department/college in which the course is held and/or of the student’s intended major(s).
8. REMAIN in LTSC an additional semester
Students with 60 credits are expected to declare a degree-granting
major and will not be permitted to remain in LTSC. Once a student
has earned 60 credits, a block is put on their registration for the
upcoming semester. Under some circumstances, students can request
that they remain in LTSC an additional semester. These requests are
rarely granted and will only be considered if 1) the student came
to the university with a high number of AP or IB credits, or 2) the
student will be applying to a limited enrollment major and appears
very likely to be admitted at the end of the additional semester.
“Very likely” means the student has all the requirements
completed or is currently completing them, has the required GPA, and
is within the acceptable credit limits. Students should not apply for this exception until they have earned 60 credits and have a block placed on their registration.
Any request not designated above. Explain the request in the text
Each of the following items MUST be completed to
submit the request for review.
The academic semester for which I am requesting this action is:
In the text area below provide a full explanation of the request and
the circumstances which necessitate it.
In the text area below provide a description of any supporting documentation that will be sent to the Special Exceptions Coordinator on official letterhead from physician, professor, administrator, etc., which have been signed and dated. Emails from professors must come from their University address.
( Deadline on Documentation: one week from submission of request)
Read the following statements before submitting your Exception to Academic Policy Form:
I understand that if I am requesting a Drop or Late Add there may be resulting financial fees or penalties. Check with the Office of the Bursar concerning the University's billing and payment schedules. I understand that if I have financial aid, I must consult the Office of Student Financial Aid for the credit level requirements governing my aid prior to submitting this request.
I understand that I must continue attending class until a decision is made.
Initial Below: I affirm that the information provided in this form is true and accurate to best of my knowledge. I have read the statements above and understand my obligation to provide any additional documentation.
If you do not received a response within 5 business days it
is your responsibility to email email@example.com
to inquire about the status of your request.