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Question #31032 posted on 08/27/2001 midnight
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Why is it that when you look up certain people on the BYU directory, they are labeled "Special Exception"? What does "special exception" mean?

-normal

A: To the person that says that someone "normal" exists in society:
I'm one of those "special exception" people, which means that at some point during my BYU career, I registered for over 16 credits, or the high-end average of credits for a given semester and was allowed to do so.
Once you're in this category, it doesn't matter whether you register for 14 credits/semester the rest of your time here. They still keep you in the Special Exception category.
I recommend not taking more than what you're comfortable with, and remember that if you stay without the "special exception" category, do not worry about it. It has nothing to do with honors or anything like that. Basically it means that unless you've found a way to "beat the system" you're accepting to not have a big social life due to study commitments.
Learn while doing good,

Fresh from VA, formerly Killer Uno Addict