The Academic Standards Committee (ASC)
only reviews exception requests from undergraduate students related
to university-wide academic policies that are not adjudicated through
At the request of
the Provost’s Office, the ASC occasionally reviews questions
of due process that arise in the enforcement of policy.
ASC policy exceptions
The ASC will consider exceptions to any
of the academic policies only when students demonstrate that
extenuating circumstances made it impossible to follow normal
university policy. Documentation should accompany a
description of all extenuating circumstances.
Exceptions handled by other agencies
Grade appeals are handled through the
academic department offering the course. Please view the
university's grade appeal policy for information about this process.
Graduate student requests
Graduate student exceptions need to go
through the University
Exceptions to policies that are
specific to your program or major should be directed to the
department or college offering the program.
For example, the university requires a
minimum GPA of a 2.0 to graduate. If your program requires a 2.5 GPA,
and you do not meet that requirement, you would request an exception
from the department or college offering the program. In this case,
the program-specific policy supersedes the university requirement for
a 2.0 GPA.
Talk to an advisor if you are uncertain
whether a policy is university-wide or program specific. Campus-wide
academic policies can be found on the academic
catalog policy page.
Reinstatement after suspension
The Undergraduate Academic Continuation Committee (UACC) handles reinstatement
processes after a student has been suspended.
your out-of-state residency status through the Registrar’s
Satisfactory Academic Progress 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
The Registrar’s Office reviews
requests from students to repeat a class for the second time.
Withdrawing after the deadline
The Registrar’s Office handles
deadlines for withdrawals.