Committee on Exceptions (COE)

The Committee on Exceptions (COE) was established to address the occasional warranted exception to policy or procedure. If you feel such an exception can be justified, you may complete and submit your application by logging into your SURF account. Before you submit your petition, please carefully read the policies for required documentation and acceptable reasons for exceptions related to different requests. Please be advised, petitions that require supporting documentation that are submitted without supporting documentation will be denied.

Reasons to submit a COE application

All requests for a grade change from an evaluative symbol to a "W" (Withdrawal) or No Record must be made within three years of the date when the grade was posted and initiated by the student prior to the Instructor Change of Grade Form being processed. Please note we cannot make exceptions to state or federal laws or regulations.

How to submit your COE application online

Reminder, petitions that require supporting documentation that are submitted without supporting documentation will be denied.

How to check the status of your COE petition online