This page provides a form and instructions for petitioning exceptions to the academic calendar deadlines.

Academic Regulation 57: Student Petitions for Exceptions to Academic Calendar Deadlines and Withdrawal Limits:

Students may, with the payment of a service fee, petition for exceptions to the academic calendar deadlines (e.g., withdrawal after the deadline) or petition for withdrawal from an individual course after the student has used the maximum number allowed. Petitions are considered only in the case of extraordinary circumstances such as a medical emergency and require supporting documentation. Withdrawal also may be granted for a course if the withdrawal is recommended by the Director of Health and Wellness Services, the Director of Counseling Services, the academic dean of the unit in which the course is taught, or the academic Vice Chancellor or his or her designee because of illness or other documented extenuating circumstances.

Undergraduate and professional students may petition through the Registrar's Office or Office of Student Services. Graduate students may petition through the Graduate School.  Requests for exceptions to the calendar deadlines must be made within two years of the date of enrollment in the course. Petitions for exceptions to the withdrawal limit must be filed by the end of the term in which the course was taken.

The below links will take you to a writable PDF file containing the Undergraduate Student Petition Form. This form is your petition to request the University to make an exception to an academic deadline for you. Please read the instructions carefully. This form is NOT for course substitutions or waiving degree requirements. University and College Requirement Petition Form may be found here.  

Please print the form from your browser and mail it to us with your supporting documentation.

You will be billed a $10 non-refundable processing fee on your student account for filing the petition.

Petition forms may be found at the following links:


Global (Online)




Graduates Student Petition