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Exception/Appeals Request Forms

Request for Exception to Enrollment Policy

Purpose: To request an exception to enrollment policy regarding last day to cancel, drop or withdraw due to extenuating circumstances.

Procedure: Complete the form online, include an explanation of your situation and send supporting documentation to the Office of Enrollment Management.

Processing Time: Complete exception requests are reviewed and finalized within 7-10 days of receipt; incomplete requests are not reviewed. Students are notified by e-mail or postal mail of the outcome of their appeal.

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Time Conflict Exceptions

Purpose: An application to register for two classes that are in a direct time conflict with each other

Procedure: The form will need to be completed by the student. Then both teachers of the conflicting classes will need to sign the form giving the student approval. Finally, the student will need to bring the form to the Registrar’s Office for processing prior to the end of the Schedule Adjustment period.

Processing Time: 2 business days.

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Petition for Residency

Purpose: To obtain the benefit of instate tuition.

Procedure: Fill out petition form and attach necessary documentation required by the petition.

Processing Time: 3-4 weeks from the time the petition is submitted.

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Petition for Academic Clemency

Purpose: Students who are re-admitted or re-instated after a lapse of five calendar years or more may petition to have up to 16 credits of failing grades excluded from the calculation of their cumulative records. Upon approval of the petition the specified courses will be designated as non-applicable (NA) on the transcript. These credits will not be counted toward graduation requirements. Students must file the petition through the Office of the Registrar during the first semester of return to UMBC. Courses approved for exclusion from grade point average calculations may not be changed thereafter, even if the student changes his or her major. Approval of the petition is neither automatic nor guaranteed.

Procedure: The student must fill out the form below and have their advisor sign off approval. After this submit the form to the Registrar’s Office.

Processing Time: 3 to 5 Business Days

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