Petitions can be filed by students who are seeking a special exception from the regular University policies and procedures due to extenuating circumstances. Generally, they make changes to your academic transcript and/or your academic standing. Extenuating circumstances can include financial hardship, mental health concerns, family death or illness, or other personal situations which are out of your control and have a significant impact on your academic life.


  • Adding or dropping a course after the deadline
  • Reconsideration of academic decisions, such as a ‘Required to Withdraw’ or ‘Failed’ standing
  • Changing numeric grades to a ‘Credit Received’ (CR) or a ‘No Credit Received’ (NCR) standing

Petitions fall under university policy 70.