Consumer Information Guide

Professional Judgment

The University may exercise discretion to accommodate special circumstances, with respect to some aspects of eligibility, using Professional Judgment.  Professional judgment allows the University to treat a student individually when the student has special circumstances not sufficiently addressed by standard procedures.  The University uses professional judgment on a case-by-case basis. 

Special circumstances will include conditions that differentiate an individual student from a whole class of students.  The University will not accept professional judgments made for a student by another school, but will review the circumstances and, if appropriate, document the professional judgment decision.  The decision of the University regarding professional judgment is final and cannot be appealed to the U.S. Department of Education.

A student should contact a student advisor if interested in submitting a professional judgment request. 

Note: The University will complete Verification before exercising professional judgment for students who have been selected for Verification.