The Academic Standards Committee (ASC) considers exception requests from undergraduate students related to university-wide academic policies not adjudicated through other established channels (see below). At the request of the Provost’s Office, the ASC occasionally reviews questions of due process that arise in the enforcement of policy.
The ASC will consider exceptions to academic policies if a student can provide documented, extenuating circumstances prohibiting their ability to adhere to university policy. Students will follow the procedures for requesting a policy exception. Any documentation will accompany their description of all extenuating circumstances.
Exceptions by other processes
Grade appeals are handled through the academic department and college in which the course is offered. View the university’s grade appeal policy for detailed information on this process.
Graduate student requests
Exceptions to graduate student policies must be sent to the Dean of the Graduate College.
Exceptions to policies program- or academic major-specific should be directed to the department, school, or college offering the program.
Some examples include:
- GPA requirements for persistence and graduation in a program or academic major;
- Program or academic major benchmarks, such as comprehensive or exit exams;
- Pre-requisites for courses required within a program or academic major.
Speak to an advisor if you are uncertain whether a policy is university-wide or program specific.
Reinstatement after suspension
Undergraduate Academic Continuation Committee (UACC) handles reinstatement processes after a student has been suspended for academic reasons.
Residency status may be petitioned through the Registrar’s office.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for financial aid
Students receiving financial aid funding from federal or state resources are required to complete a defined number of credit hours per term. Failure to do so will result in a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) hold on your account. Exceptions to this policy are handled by the Office of Financial Aid.
Second-time course repeat
Students may petition to repeat a class for the second time through the Registrar’s Office.
Withdrawing after the deadline
The Registrar’s Office handles deadline exceptions involving withdrawals for undergraduate students. Graduate students may contact the Graduate College for this information.