The Office of Academic Standards interprets the academic policies that govern LSA students. While students are responsible for knowing College and departmental requirements, academic standards advisors help students interpret academic policies as they apply to them individually.
The Academic Standards Board reviews petitions from LSA students for exceptions to the College's rules and regulations. In order to have the Board grant requests, students must demonstrate in their petition that their situation meets the criteria specific to each type of request. See below the listing of exceptions for detailed petitioning information.
Petition Guidelines (PDF)
Exceptions to college policies may be granted only upon written petition to the Academic Standards Board.
Use this form if you are seeking to officially audit a course.
Use after Period II, when the late drop period is over.
Form used after the late drop/add deadline to modify course credits.
This form is to be used if you are modifying a course within the credit hour range that is allowed for the course -OR- If you want to take a course for more credit hours than the course is allowed.
Students who wish to withdraw once classes have begun should contact the Academic Advising Center. Students who withdraw within the first drop/add period are assessed disenrollment and registration fees, but the registration...
Students who want a term withdrawal after the last day of classes must petition. There is a one-year deadline, and you must make a case that you were unable to complete the term and unable to request a withdrawal during the term.
Use this form if you have an incomplete and extenuating circumstances cause you to need an extension beyond the deadline.
- Academic Integrity
- Student Records Policy
- Dean's Files
- Dean's Recommendations
- Class Attendance
- Test Credit
- Petitions for Requirement or Policy Exceptions