How to Apply for an Exception to the Withdrawal Policy Due to Extenuating and Unforeseen Circumstances

  • Contact with a brief explanation of the circumstances, including the start and end dates of occurrence, and explain how your circumstances prevented you from participating in your studies.
  • If you meet the criteria, the Exception to Withdrawal Policy Due to Unforeseen and Extenuating Circumstances application will be emailed to you.
  • Return the completed application, personal statement and official third-party documentation to Student Accounts (all contact information is on the application).


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