Exceptions Policy


Students who meet the following criteria you may apply for an exception of the 2.75 grade point requirements by using the Exception Application available in the School of Education Academic and Career Advising Center. Students who are granted an exception are allowed to apply to the Professional Education Program without meeting the application requirement. 

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. 
  • Final exception decisions will be determined by the SOE. Exception 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.

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