There are select ways for students to qualify for a chapel exemption. An exemption excuses the student from all chapel requirements, earning a WV (waived) on your transcript. Exemption possibilities include:
- Student teaching
- Study abroad
- Parental responsibilities*
- Working 40+ hours*
For student teaching or study abroad, your professors will indicate your exemption status through our internal process. For those with parental responsibilities or working 40+ hours, students will apply for an exemption status through Presence (judsonu.presence.io-->Chapel organization--> forms--> chapel exemption application). You will need to be signed in to Presence to access and complete the form.
For school internships or shorter student teaching posts, this process is handled through your faculty advisor. Exemptions are not considered for on campus jobs.
If you wish to appeal a denied exemption application, you will have the opportunity to fill out an appeal form. This online form will be presented to the Chapel Exemption Committee and the committee will render a final decision. The turnaround time for an appeal will be no more than three weeks. You will need to be signed in to Presence to access and complete the form.
*Must submit online application before October 1, 2021 (judsonu.presence.io-->Chapel organization-->forms-->chapel exemption application)