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EDUCATION SUPPORT SERVICES

Exception Petitions

The exceptions process allows students to petition for exceptions to specific academic rules and 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.

Forms

Dates/Deadlines

Petition Guidelines/Procedures


Types of Exceptions

What types of exceptions can be requested?

- Readmission after dismissal
- Late withdraw from courses
  • Current Semester
  • Previous Semester
- Late add of courses
- Change Credit to Audit or Audit to Credit

Petition Guidelines/Procedures

  1. Completes Exception Form
  2. Attach necessary documentation
  3. Submit form to Education Support Services by mail, fax, or in person 
        
    Mail to: Wichita State University - Education Support Services
                  1845 Fairmount St., Box 131
                  Wichita, KS 67260-0131
         
    Fax: (316) 978-3302

    In Person: Corbin Education Center, Room 107
Notifications: Students will be notified within two business days after a final decision has been made. Some exceptions must be approved by both the College of Educations Exceptions and the University Exceptions Committees (i.e., late add/drop, readmission into the University, etc....). 

All Teacher Education Field Experience requests must be signed by the faculty advisor with supporting documentation.


Forms

» College of Education Exception Form
» College of Education Exception Form - Field Experience


Dates/Deadlines

*Forms must be received one week before the scheduled meeting for the College of Education Exceptions Committee. 

July 2017
Petitions due to Education Support Services: 1 week before College Committee meeting
College Committee: Thursday, July 6 and Thursday, July 20
University Committee: Thursday, July 20
Results available: Monday, July 24

August 2017
Petitions due to Education Support Services: 1 week before College Committee meeting
College Committee: Thursday, August 3 and Thursday, August 16
University Committee: Wednesday, August 16
Results available: Friday, August 18

September 2017
Petitions due to Education Support Services: 1 week before College Committee meeting
College Committee: Thursday, September 7 and Thursday, September 21
University Committee: Thursday, September 21
Results available: Monday, September 25

October 2017
Petitions due to Education Support Services: 1 week before College Committee meeting
College Committee: Thursday, October 5 and Thursday, October 19
University Committee: Thursday, October 19
Results available: Monday, October 23

November 2017
Petitions due to Education Support Services: 1 week before College Committee meeting
College Committee: Thursday, November 2 and Thursday, November 16
University Committee: Thursday, November 16
Results available: Monday, November 20

December 2017
Petitions due to Education Support Services: 1 week before College Committee meeting
College Committee: Thursday, December 7 and Thursday, December 21
University Committee: Thursday, December 14
Results available: Monday, December 18


How to Improve Your Request for an Exception

The request for an exception to a college or university regulation is a request for special consideration. The obligation to clearly and completely present the case rests with the student. Exceptions are never automatically granted. Do not treat this request as a trivial or casual event.

The guidelines offered here are suggestions for improving your chances of getting approval of your request.

  1. Seek advice:
    Schedule an appointment with an ESS advisor or your faculty advisor to discuss your case. If the request involves a specific course, discuss it with the instructor. Some requests can be strengthened if accompanied by the instructor’s endorsement.
  2. Fill out the form appropriately:
  • In Part I, state WHAT you are requesting (e.g., readmission, late drop, etc).
  • In Part II, clearly state WHY you are requesting the exception. Demonstrate why, your situation, the rule or the requirement should be waived.
  • Attach documents that support your case. For example, in the case of an illness, attach medical documents.