Exception Petitions

The exceptions process allows students to petition for exceptions to specific academic rules and regulations. Exception petitions are considered by the Professional Education and/or College Exception Committees.  Some petitions also require a decision from the University Exceptions Committee.   

Types of Exceptions

  • College & University Decisions
    Late withdraw from courses (Current Semester or Previous Semester)
    Late add/drop of courses
    Medical Withdraw
    Change Credit to Audit or Audit to Credit
  • Professional Education Unit Exceptions Decisions
    Any request that does not align with policies set by ILTPC for Teacher Education (Teacher Education Application, Standardized Tests, etc...)
    Approval of Department Decisions (i.e, Substitution of courses in program, Student Teaching Placement, etc...)

Petition Guidelines/Procedures

  1. Completes Exception Form
  2. Attach necessary documentation
  3. Submit form to College of Applied Studies Advising (CASA) by mail, fax, or in person

    Mail to: Wichita State University - Applied Studies Advising
    1845 Fairmount St., Box 131
    Wichita, KS 67260-0131

    Fax: (316) 978-3302

    In Person: Corbin Education Center, Room 107

Exception Forms

All requests must be signed by an advisor with supporting documentation.

» College of Applied Studies Exception Form for University Policy
» College of Applied Studies Exception Form for Teacher Education
» College of Applied Studies Exception Form for Teacher Education Field Experience

Submission Deadlines for ALL Exceptions

Decisions will be made and students notified by Friday of the following week.

Friday, July 12, 2019
Friday, August 9, 2019
Friday, September 13, 2019
Friday, October 18, 2019
Friday, November 15, 2019
Friday, December 6, 2019
Friday, January 10, 2020
Friday, February 14, 2020
Friday, March 13, 2020
Friday, April 10, 2020
Friday, May 8, 2020
Friday, June 12, 2020
Friday, July 10, 2020

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 CASA 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.