After the mid-semester deadline, students may be eligible to drop using the One-Time-Exception (OTE). The OTE may be invoked only once during the student’s entire undergraduate college career regardless of the college the student was enrolled at the time the exception was allowed.
A student must request the OTE from the Dean’s Office (GEB 2.200) by the last class day. Forms must be returned to the Dean’s Office within three business days or before the first day of final exams (whichever comes first).
Procedures for Drops
- The student must obtain the signature of the instructor on the form.
- A student may not drop a class in which a final grade has been assigned. This will be verified by the Dean’s Office with the instructor of the course.
- A student may not drop a class if there are any pending investigations of scholastic dishonesty for the class in question; this will be verified by the Dean’s Office with the instructor of the course.
- A student who has not completed two long semesters will be allowed to drop a course regardless of his or her current grade in the course.
- A student who has completed at least two long semesters at the University may only drop a class if he or she has an average grade of D+, D, D-, or F in the course at the time of the request. This will be verified by the student’s Dean’s Office with the instructor of the course.
- Drops allowed under the provisions of the OTE will be considered academic drops and will count toward the six-drop limit. Students who have reached the six-drop limit are not eligible to use the OTE to drop a course.
Students who have already used their OTE will not be allowed to drop unless there are serious, non-academic circumstances that occurred after the deadline. In this instance, students are encouraged to meet with a Dean’s Office advisor as soon as possible to review options.
The One-Time-Exception may also be used to withdraw from the University.