Student Petition Checklist

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Form Required Information and Attachments
Waiver of College Regulations Late Add
  • Completed form
  • Clear justification as to why the class is being added late rather than before the deadline
  • Approval: Student, Instructor, Department Chair
  • Unofficial Transcripts
Retroactive Add
  • Completed form
  • Clear justification as to why the class is being added in a subsequent semester rather than during the semester taken
  • Approval: Student, Instructor, Department Chair
  • Unofficial Transcripts
Add Course Already Repeated
  • Completed form
  • Permission number listed on form
  • Clear justification as to why add repeat is being requested, what has changed since previous enrollment, how you will succeed this time
  • Approval: Student, Instructor, Department Chair
  • Unofficial Transcripts
Change Grading Option
  • Completed form
  • Change grade from ___ to ___
  • Clear justification as to why change of grading option is being requested because of clerical or adminiatrative error (current policy)
  • Approval: Student, Instructor, Department Chair
  • Unofficial Transcripts
Switch Course
  • Completed form
  • Switch course from ___ to ___ and class number (switching from section to section for the same course, or course within the same prefix only)
  • Clear justification as to why switch course is being requested
  • Approval: student, Instructor, Department Chair
  • Unofficial Transcripts
Variable Units Change
  • Completed form
  • Units from ___ to ___
  • Clear justification as to why variable unts change is being requested
  • Approval: Student, Instructor, Department Chair
  • Unofficial Transcripts
Other
  • Completed form
  • Fill in what is being requested next to "other"
  • Clear justification as to why the regulation should be waived
  • Approval: Student, Instructor, Department Chair
  • Unofficial Transcripts
Other Petitions Exceed Maximum Units
  • Completed form
  • All course information is filled in
  • Clear justification for exceeding maximum units and why you can successfully completed the load being requested
  • GPA requirement is met (3.0 cumulative)
  • Approval: Student, Major advisor, Department Chair
  • Unoffiical Transcripts
Credit by Exam
  • Completed form
  • Exceed Units Peition if added credit by exam units will exceed 19 units total for semester
  • Approval: Student, Department Chair (2 separate lines)
  • Unofficial Transcripts
Independent Study (699/899)
  • Completed form
  • Student Meets GPA requirement (Undergraduate 3.0, Graduate 3.5)
  • Approval: Student, Instructor, Department Chair
Withdrawal Current Semester Course Withdrawal

 

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