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.

Undergraduate and professional students may petition through the Registrar's Office. Graduate students may petition through the Graduate School

Petitions for exceptions to the academic calendar deadlines and withdrawal limits must be made within two years of the date of enrollment in the course. 

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, sign and date, and e-mail, fax or 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)




Graduate School