Petition for Waiver or Exception of College Academic Regulations

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Any requests for waivers or exceptions to the graduate academic policies and regulations stated in the Graduate Catalog must be submitted as a written petition to the Dean of Graduate Studies. The petition will be reviewed by the Graduate Council, Dean of Graduate Studies, and/or Academic Vice President, as appropriate. A written response will be returned to petitioning students.

Appeals

Appeals of decisions pertaining to a graduate student's program may be initiated by the student and addressed to the Dean of Graduate Studies. The student should submit a dated and signed letter which addresses:

  • The decision being appealed
  • Date of decision being appealed
  • Justification for the appeal
  • Desired outcome.