A petition is a request to make changes to your academic record that are either non-standard actions or are outside of stated deadlines. Graduate student petitions are evaluated and approved by the graduate administrator or graduate officer in the student’s home department, the instructor of a subject (if appropriate for the particular request), and the OGE.
A processing fee of $50 will be charged to your student account for each petition approved (on paper or online). The exception is a $100 fee for an approved petition to initiate registration after the fifth week of term.
A petition for a late add, drop, or change of grading status is submitted via the Graduate Late Add/Drop Online Petition.
A petition for any other purpose is submitted using the appropriate paper form or application.
More information about types of petitions and instructions for filing may be found on the OGE services page.
The Senior Associate Dean acts with power on behalf of the Committee on Graduate Programs with regard to all requests, paper or electronic.
NOTE: As of September 24, 2018, graduate student petitions for late Adds, Drops or Changes in Grading Status (changes to or from graduate P/D/F, Graded, and Listener Status) have been moved online and these three types of petitions are no longer submitted via the paper Graduate Student General Petition Form.
To learn more about the new online Graduate Late Drop/Add/Change of Grading Status petition, watch the video below demonstrating the submittal and approval processes, or see the following resources in the Help section of the graduate online petition application: