Nov 30, 2023  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

Petititions to Committee on Academic Standards

Petitions to Committee on Academic Standards/ Exceptions to the Academic Regulations


Students who wish to request an exception to an academic regulation may do so by submitting a petition to the Committee on Academic Standards. Examples of an exception to an academic regulation include requests to substitute one course for another, to be readmitted after multiple dismissals, or to repeat a course more than one time. Approval of these requests is neither automatic nor guaranteed; each is evaluated on its own merits. The Committee on Academic Standards acting for the faculty, has jurisdiction over all matters concerning the application of academic regulations.

Petition forms are available in the Counseling, Advising and Retention Services.  Each completed form must be accompanied by a substantial letter of explanation from the student and have a signed recommendation for appropriate action from an academic advisor, Disability Support Services, or the applicable Department Chair/Director.

Petition forms must be received in the Records and Registration office two business days prior to a committee meeting. Students will be mailed a copy of the committee’s decision. Any appeal of a Committee on Academic Standards decision must be submitted to the Records and Registration office and addressed to the Office of the Vice President for Learning. The appeal must be received by the Records and Registration office within 30 days of the committee’s original decision date. An appeal form and filing procedures can be obtained from the Records and Registration office or an academic advisor.