Petitions for Requirement or Policy Exceptions

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.

Students who are members of the Honors program petition the Honors Academic Board; Residential College students petition the RC Board on Academic Standing

Requirement Waivers/Substitutions

Quantitative Reasoning, Race & Ethnicity, Writing Requirements, Distribution, Bachelor of Science courses, Language Requirement, Requirements for Majors and Minors


Auditing a Course

Request for Term Withdrawal


Retroactive Drop/Add

Retroactive Term Withdrawal

Petition FAQs

Petition Guidelines (PDF)
Exceptions to college policies may be granted only upon written petition to the Academic Standards Board.