Exceptions Policy


Students who meet the following criteria you may apply for an exception of either the 2.75 grade point requirements OR the Pre-Professional Interview score requirement by using the Exception Application available in the School of Education Academic and Career Advising Center. Students may only apply for an exception in one of these two categories. Students who are granted an exception are allowed to apply to the Professional Education Program without meeting the application requirements. 

The Department of Public Instruction limits us to granting exceptions to 10% of our PEP admitted student population.
  • Students will be ranked using 50% overall GPA and 50% largest score deviation. For those requesting a GPA exception, only GPA will be used.
  • Final exception decisions will be determined by the SOE Exceptions Committee. Excpetion approvals are not appealable.

The deadlines to submit an Exception Application​ are Sept. 11 and Feb. 7. If a deadline falls on a weekend, the applications are due the Friday prior.   

Requirements to apply for an Exception​

Grade Point Average

  • You have completed at least 24 credits of instruction with a GPA of 2.75 or better.

  • Your grades show significant improvement over a minimum of two consecutive semesters.

Pre-Professional Interview 

  • You have taken and received failing scores for the interview at least twice.

  • You have an overall GPA from all institutions of at least 2.75.

Results will be emailed/mailed within 5 working days of deadlines. Requests with incomplete paperwork will not be processed.