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The general petition is used for a number of reasons, including academic load (excess credit), auditing a course after the deadline, extension of time to remove an incomplete grade, placing a course on pass/fail grading after the deadline, readmission to the University, withdrawing from the University, last hours out of residence, and other academic policies. The Committee expects to receive complete information about the situation. "What, when, where, and why" should be included in the petition. All pertinent information should be attached to the petition, or additional information should be sent directly to the Registrar's Office. The committee expects to see signatures, comments and support or non-support of the Chair or Dean and the Advisor, so petitions could be sent from the student to the advisor for passing on to the Chair. Petitions are collected in the Registrar's Office for release to the committee at its next scheduled meeting. The student will be sent written notification of the decision of the committee.
This petition is for one situation only - late dropping of a course after the deadline. Late dropping is not withdrawal (unless the entire trimester's enrollment is for a single course). It is for an individual course within a trimester's enrollment. The Late Course Drop Petition form asks for specific information about the course and the student's activity in that one course. This petition asks for the instructor's signature as well as the advisor, with comments and support or non-support of the petition. These petitions are collected in the Registrar's Office for release to the committee at its next scheduled meeting. The student will be sent written notification of the decision of the committee.
The Curriculum and Degree Requirements Committee has jurisdiction over the general education requirements, institutional requirements and degree requirements. Students who request an exception to these requirements must submit a petition explaining the request, with the accompanying support, non-support or simple awareness of the advisor and chair. The petition also provides additional space for signature of the department chair if a course is from an academic department other than the student's major or minor department. These petitions are collected in the Registrar's Office for release to the committee at its next scheduled meeting. The student will be sent written notification of the decision of the committee.
Students have the right to appeal in person regarding decisions rendered by either the Admissions and Advanced Standing Committee or the Curriculum and Degree Requirements Committee. The purpose is not to provide a secondary hearing of a case already heard by either committee, but rather to ensure that students have been able to present all information pertaining to their case and that proper protocols have been followed. Students should provide a basis for their appeal, by either submitting new information pertaining to their case or evidence of error or bias on the part of the previous committee. The Academic Appeals Committee will not substitute its judgment for that of the other committee and overturn a previous decision unless such new information, error or bias provides a basis for doing so. Petitions are collected in the Registrar's Office for release to the committee chairperson.