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Appeals and Petitions


Appeals

Appeals are filed by students who are seeking exceptions or special accommodations to University and/or College policies or rules. Students have the right to submit appeals for review by the associate dean for student affairs (or the dean’s proxy--the Dean’s Office advisors).

Students can submit the following types of appeals:

If a student is interested in submitting an appeal, they are encouraged to meet with a Dean’s Office advisor to discuss his or her options, pertinent documentation, and procedures.


Petitions

Petitions are requested by students who are seeking to modify their degree requirements. Requests are submitted by advisors on behalf of the student.

Petitions for the major or minor must be reviewed by the department chair, faculty advisor, or program director as well as the associate dean for academic affairs. The dean may deny a petition that was recommended for approval by the department; however, the dean rarely, if ever, approves a petition the department recommended for denial. Petitions related to general liberal arts requirements do not generally require departmental review.

Students have the right to submit petitions for review by the associate dean for academic affairs; however, petitions WILL NOT be considered to lower the total number of

  • Hours required for the degree below 120.
  • Upper-division hours required for the degree below 36 (or 39 for the 2012-14 and later Undergraduate Catalogs).
  • In-residence hours required for the degree below 60 hours.
  • To lower the total number of hours required for Liberal Arts, major, or minor requirements.