Exception/Appeals Request Forms

Purpose: To request an exception to enrollment policy regarding last day to cancel, drop or withdraw when participation in the course stopped on or prior to the respective drop/withdrawal deadline due to extenuating circumstances such as military deployment, personal medical and health concerns, including mental health, and death of an immediate family member.

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 business 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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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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