Graduate Petition Guidelines

Petition forms are required whenever a student needs permission to change status, register after deadlines, withdraw from classes, request a leave of absence,  make a change in dissertation committee, etc.  Please click here for complete petition guidelines.  Be sure to explain fully the reasons for your request.  In some instances a strong letter of department support may be required (for example, requesting a refund for a class).  Petitions require signatures from student's advisor, graduate director and the graduate programs office.  When a decision is rendered by the Registrar's Office, students will be notified via email.