Instructions for completing the Online Course Registration and/or Multiple Course Exception Petition for On Campus Students

  1. Read the criteria below to determine your eligibility for approval. Please do not submit a petition form if you do not clearly meet the criteria.
  2. Complete the petition form. Include as much pertinent information as possible in your reason for request. Select the school and include the course code/number for the requested course(s).  The Office of Online Learning may ask for additional information for further clarification.
  3. The Southern Seminary Online or Boyce College Online office will inform you of the decision towards your request, via email, after the following dates per semester: July 4th, fall; November 15th, winter; January 2nd, spring and May 1st, summer.
  4. If approved, you will be registered for the course or courses in compliance with all other registration policies.

Criteria for Granting Registration and/or Multiple Course Exceptions to On Campus Students for Online Courses

The following circumstances will be grounds for considering student requests for exception from the online course policies preventing on campus students from registering for online courses and/or preventing on campus students from taking more than one online course per semester. Note that the presence of one or more of these circumstances does not automatically guarantee the granting of an exception. Each student’s request will be considered individually.

  1. The course is necessary to complete the on campus student’s graduation requirements. The student must be eligible for graduation at the end of the semester in which the course is being offered. In addition, the course must not be offered in any on campus format during that semester or, if it is, there must be an unavoidable schedule conflict with another required course.
  2. The student commutes 120 miles or more one way in order to attend on campus courses.
  3. The student is suffering a physical injury, disease, or disability limiting their ability to attend on campus courses.
  4. The student has firmly established plans to move away from the Louisville area (more than 120 miles) during the semester in which the course is offered.
  5. The appropriate Dean or the Associate Vice President determines that the student has experienced some extraordinary circumstance predicating the need to register early. Full time employment does not qualify as an extraordinary circumstance.

By submitting this form, I hereby agree that the below written statements are factual and true to the best of my knowledge.

Online Exception Petition for Students

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