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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: To request permission to register for courses that are scheduled to meet at the same times or that overlap in meeting times.

Procedure: In order to be permitted to register for or add courses that result in a time conflict, you must have approval from both instructors. Complete the form and obtain both instructor’s approval. Submit the signed form to the Registrar’s Office for processing.

Processing Time: 1 to 2 business days.

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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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