Examples of the kinds of requests include, but are not limited to, the following:
Consider carefully why a rule which applies to others should be waived for you, and argue that point in the statement of your petition.
Is your petition timely? Procrastination is not considered a rationale. If you present your petition more than a week after the deadline for which you are requesting an exemption, address why the petition is late – as well as why you missed the deadline.
Petitions are reviewed as they come in. During the semester, please allow at least one week for a decision.
Your petition consists mainly of your statement as to why you feel the committee would be justified in allowing you an exception to a particular rule. Educational appropriateness is important, but in many cases—particularly for late drops—we are also concerned about equity to other students.
Include all relevant supporting material, such as medical verification (see below). It is your responsibility to present your case fully. Academic Affairs will not make assumptions in your favor when information necessary to support your case is missing.
Until you receive notification of the decision, take no action which may adversely affect your status in a course. Keep going to class. You will be notified of the decision or contacted if more information is necessary (i.e., one week or more later).
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