Requests for Exceptions: Exceptions to the Course Withdrawal and Tuition Refund Policies

The Request for Exception process is intended for students who encounter extenuating circumstances that may warrant exceptions to University of Maryland University College policies for course withdrawals and refunds.

Click here to view exceptions to course drop and withdrawal and refund policies

Request for Exception Form

Important Information about using the online Request for Exception Form

  • The University of Maryland University College does not accept Electronic Signatures. Complete the form online, print the form, then apply your handwritten signature.
  • Once you begin the process of completing the form, you must complete the form in its entirety. Do not attempt to save the information you've entered for completion at a later time; the data you've entered will be lost.
  • The completed form can be faxed, mailed, or e-mailed to the Office of the Registrar using the contact information contained on the form.
Complete the Request for Exception Form

Step 1. Click Request for Exception

Step  2. Click the .pdf titled Request for Exception Form.

3. Click on the download icon, locate at the top-right of the screen: User-added image

Step 4. Select Open with Adobe Reader from the drop-down menu.

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Step 5. Complete the form.

Step 6. When have finished, click on File, on the menu bar and click on Save As and save the document to your computer.

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Step 7. Send the completed form to the Office of the Registrar by fax, mail, or e-mail to the addresses provided on the form.

You can check on the status of your request by contacting the Office of the Registrar at

Note: The University of Maryland University College Stateside Division will receive and review requests for exceptions 
for withdrawals and tuition refund policies for all three Divisions (Stateside, Asia, and Europe).