College of Liberal Arts

One-Time Exception Withdrawal

After Midsemester Deadline Withdrawals

The midsemester deadline is the last day a student may withdraw from all courses in a semester. After this date, and until the last class day, it may be possible for a student to withdrawal under one of the mechanisms below. Please speak to a Student Division advisor in the Dean’s Office as soon as possible to discuss your possible options.

All withdrawals appear the same on academic records. Distinctions between different ways of withdrawing only explain the process and are not indicated or explained on any academic record.

One-Time Exception Withdrawal

The one-time-exception (OTE) may be invoked only once during a studentʼs entire undergraduate college career regardless of the college the student was enrolled in at the time the exception was allowed.

A student must request an OTE withdrawal by speaking with a Student Division advisor in the Dean’s Office before 5 p.m. on the last class day.

The One-Time-Exception may also be used to drop a course.

Medical Withdrawal

An ill student whose illness precludes class attendance may pursue a current semester withdrawal through the Dean’s Office until the midsemester deadline. After the midsemester deadline, requests for a semester withdrawal for medical reasons will be processed by University Health Services; and requests for a semester withdrawal for mental health reasons will be processed by Counseling and Mental Health Center.

Before submitting a medical withdrawal application, students must speak to aStudent Division advisor in the Dean’s Office.

The deadline for submitting medical withdrawal application is 5 p.m. on the last class day of the semester.