The petition process permits students to request exceptions to existing regulations. Petitions based on documentable extenuating circumstances are considered individually, weighing the unique situation of the petitioning student against the intent of SHA and university regulations. Students can avoid the necessity to petition by observing the deadlines and other policies that affect their academic program. To determine whether a petition is appropriate, students should discuss the situation with the Office of Student Services, 180 Statler Hall. Petition forms must be signed by their faculty advisors.

Petitions are available in the Office of Student Services or online at

Your advisor’s signature is required. The advisor’s signature signifies only endorsement of the petition and does not guarantee approval. Petitions will be considered on an as-needed basis. Be sure to allow sufficient time for the process. You will be notified by email of the decision.