General Expectations and Reasons for Exemption
All traditional students (Residential & Commuter) must earn the required amount of credits, 21 for Residential and 16 for Commuter students for the semester. Students with extenuating circumstances may request to be exempt for the semester. All exemptions are granted on a semester basis, only. Exemptions expire at the end of every semester and must be re-applied for each semester. Reasons for potential exemption include the following:
Students who have an Internships/Practicum or a Capstone for the semester may be considered for Spiritual Growth credit exemption (also known as "chapel exemption") for the semester. Internships, capstones, and practicums must require 20+ hours of field work or research per week to be considered.
Students who do not have an authorized Warner internship may be approved for exemption if, both the department chair and professor of their discipline is willing to sign off on the internship's rigor. These internships must require 20+ hours per week outside of class.
Students with 19 credit hours or more may apply for the exemption. Official Warner class schedules must be uploaded to the form.
Exemptions for work may also be granted: Students who work consistently for 38 or more hours per week (on or off-campus) may be considered for Spiritual Growth Credit exemption. Students must upload official work schedules to the form.
Students who are the primary caregiver of a family member who is disabled or needs full-time medical attention may request an exemption.