In accordance with university policy and procedure as outlined in the university catalogs, students who register for a course at UMBC are responsible for managing their registration and following appropriate enrollment procedures and deadlines, including online termination of course(s) or semester registration if discontinuing enrollment at the university. Click here for more information.
However, we understand that students sometimes find themselves in challenging circumstances that may have disrupted their enrollment (e.g.; military deployment, personal medical and health concerns, including mental health, and death of an immediate family member). In such cases, students may submit a Request for Exception to Enrollment Policy for consideration for an enrollment adjustment, such as late term cancellation, late drop or late withdrawal.
The University takes requests for exceptions to enrollment policy seriously. With appropriate supporting documentation, students experiencing extenuating and unpredictable circumstances may be considered for an exception to one of the following enrollment policies:
- Last day to cancel enrollment – requires evidence of non-attendance/non-participation for the requested course(s)
- Last day to drop course(s) without a “W” – requires evidence of stopped attendance/participation prior to the published deadline for the last day to drop without a “W” for the requested course(s)
- Last day to drop course(s) with a “W” – requires evidence of stopped attendance/participation prior to the published deadline for the last day to drop with a “W” for the requested course(s)
- Last day for term withdrawal – requires evidence of non-participation in final exam and/or final project(s)
Exception to Enrollment Policy Request FAQs
Exception to Enrollment Policy Form
Note: To request an exception to academic policy, including last day to add course(s) and course repeat, please complete the appropriate form available through the Office of Academic Policy and Standards Administration at Undergraduate Petitions.
Exception to Enrollment Policy Committee
Committee members are represented by the following administrative offices:
Office of Enrollment Management
Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Office of the Registrar
Office of Residential Life
Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs
Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation
Office of Academic Policy and Standards Administration
Student Business Services