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Exception to Catalog Regulations

Petition Guidelines & Process

Students may petition in order to seek exceptions to specific academic rules or regulations. Exception petitions are considered first by the student's college committee, then by the university committee. Decisions made by the university committee are final.

Process for Exception Requests:

1. Student completes the form, signs it, and submits it to the Business Advising Center by the deadline (see deadlines below). Forms may be submitted by mail, fax, or in-person.

  • Mail to: Wichita State University
    Business Advising Center, Box 48
    1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260-0048
  • Fax: 316-978-3472
  • In-person: Clinton Hall, Room 008, Business Advising Center

2. College Representative or University Committee will rule on the request.

3. Results available in-person, Clinton Hall, Room 008, the first business day following the action of  the University Exceptions Committee. A results letter will also be mailed to you shortly after the committee meets. Due to Federal Privacy Laws, we cannot release Exceptions Committee results over the telephone.

4. Include any addendums as required for your particular situation, such as, Request to Late Add Course form, Request to Late Withdraw Course form, or Request to Change a Credit/Audit form. Additional information regarding these topics can be found below.

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Complete the Online Form, print, sign, and then submit your completed packet to the Business Advising Center. Additional information regarding readmission, late withdraw, late add, or credit/audit can be found below. Do not email the form as it requires your signature. Be sure to include appropriate documentation! 

Deadlines:

2017-2018 Exceptions Meeting Schedule

 

 


Readmission after Dismissal

  1. Explain the reasons for previous low grades, including any circumstances or unusual events which contributed to these grades and include with your Petition form.
  2. Provide written documentation (i.e. letter from physician or employer, newspaper clipping, etc.) making sure pertinent dates are clearly indicated.
  3. State what has occurred since you last attended school and what your plan is for future success.
  4. Specify particular actions you will take to improve your grade point average if you are accepted by the University. State proposed courses and include enrollment in courses that will improve your study strategies, etc. if appropriate.
  5. Provide copies of all transcripts if you have attended other schools since being dismissed from Wichita State University.
  6. Indicate if any other circumstances are applicable, such as the need to be enrolled in full time or any employment or military requirements.                            

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Late Withdraw from Course(s)

  1. Specify courses (include CRN numbers) and semester the courses were taken.
  2. State the reason for your lateness of the request, Including any circumstances or unusual events which may have contributed.
  3. If your request is selective, explain why you want to withdraw from specific course(s) rather than a complete withdrawal from all courses.
  4. Provide written documentation (i.e. letter from physician or employer, a medical statement, a newspaper clipping) making sure pertinent dates are clearly indicated.
  5. Turn in a Request to Late Withdraw form for each course, with your Petition form. Make sure the Instructor completes the bottom portion of the form and signs it. 
  6. Turn in a Drop Slip for each course signed by the instructor(s).

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Late Add of Course(s)

Request permission to add specific courses late (include CRN numbers) for a specific semester. Your petition must include a Request to Late Add Form with the Instructor’s signature for each course you want to add.

  1. Specify courses (including CRNs) and semester the courses were taken.
  2. State the reason for your lateness of the request, Including any circumstances or unusual events which may have contributed.
  3. Provide written documentation (i.e. letter from physician or employer, a medical statement, a newspaper clipping) making sure pertinent dates are clearly indicated.
  4. Turn in a Request to Late Add form for each course, with your Petition form.
  5. Make sure that the Instructor completes their portion and signs it. 
  6. Turn in an Add Slip for each course signed by the instructor(s)

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Change Credit to Audit, or Audit to Credit

A request to change from credit to audit or audit to credit is made after the final date to withdraw from the course with a "W" on the transcript or after the course has been completed.

The student is responsible for completing and submitting:

  1. A Request to Change a Credit/Audit form for each course, along with the Petition form.
  2. Make sure the Instructor completes the bottom portion of the form(s) and signs it.
  3. A complete explanation as to why you are making this request.
  4. Any applicable documentation to support your request.

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