Academic Petitions

Exceptions to policy may be requested in writing to the Office of the Registrar using the Academic Petition form.  Requests for exceptions should be clearly written and include a detailed explanation about why the student believes an exception is warranted, along with the appropriate signatures and supporting documentation as applicable. 

Students can petition for administrative withdrawal or other registration modifications due to extenuating circumstances within 60 days of the term’s end date. With each petition, students are required to submit evidence of the circumstance and proof of attendance/grade from each instructor.
Students can petition for an extension of the deadline to remove an Incomplete (“I” grade) for a period not to exceed one additional semester. The petition must include written consent of the instructor of record as well as the extension deadline date. In addition, a petition for an extension must be submitted 30 days prior to the final date of completion as listed on the Incomplete Grade Request and Contract form.

Students can petition for reinstatement after one full semester of dismissal for not maintaining academic standards. The student must present the request for reinstatement using the academic petition form and must include written consent of the college dean or designee. All petitions for reinstatement must be filed by the following dates: Fall term: July 15; Spring term: November 15; Summer term: May 1.

All academic petitions submitted to the Office of the Registrar are reviewed within sixty (60) days of receipt by the Academic Petition Committee. Students will receive notification of a decision within 30 days of the review. Decisions rendered by the Academic Petition Committee are final.

The Academic Petition form can be obtained in the Office of the Registrar, ADM 128.

Click here to download the Academic Petition (pdf).