College of Liberal Arts

One-Time Exception Withdrawal

After the mid-semester deadline, students may be eligible to withdraw from the University using the One-Time-Exception (OTE). The OTE may be invoked only once during the 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 the OTE from the Dean’s Office by the last class day. Forms must be returned to the Dean’s Office before the first day of final exams.

Provisions for Withdrawals

  1. Students who are requesting to use the OTE for a withdrawal will be allowed to withdraw regardless of current grades in classes.
  2. No instructors’ signatures will be required on the form.
  3. Students may withdraw if there are pending investigations of scholastic dishonesty. However, a withdrawal is not considered final until this investigation is fully resolved.  
  4. Students who have already used their OTE will not be allowed to withdraw. In this instance, students are encouraged to meet with a Dean’s Office advisor as soon as possible to explore other options.

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