Academic Petition & Requirement Exceptions

An academic petition may be submitted by a student to request an exception to an academic policy or deadline.

Acceptable extenuating circumstances:

Reasons considered not valid for petitioning include but are not limited to:

Policies that are not petitionable:

Academic Petition


Academic Petition Form (All Students)

Petition Process

  1. If the student situation meets the above requirements for submitting a petition, student completes petition form
  2. Petition gets routed for approval. 
  3. CAP coaches (for traditional undergraduate students) and enrollment manager (for graduate/Adult Degree Program students) will communicate status of petition approval/denial.

Academic Requirement Exception Request

For Traditional Undergraduate Students (Graduate and ADP students contact their department)

Request for changes to program requirements can be submitted through the Academic Requirement Exception Request form. The student must consult with her/his faculty advisor prior to submitting this request.


Academic Requirement Change Request Form (Traditional UG)

Academic Requirement Exception Request Process

  1. Student meets with faculty advisor to discuss rationale for academic requirement exception.
  2. If the faculty advisor or program director supports the request, the student fills out the Academic Requirement Exception Request form.
  3. CAP coach (for traditional undergraduate students) reviews the request and routes it for approval 
  4. After the appropriate individuals review the request, a decision to approve or deny it will be made. The approval or denial will be communicated to the student by the CAP coach or enrollment manager, and appropriate updates will be made to the student’s academic record.