Petition services

The Office of Graduate Education (OGE)— including the office’s headquarters and support for the Graduate Student Council—offers the following services to students and staff.

Submit an online Add/Drop/Change petition to:
  • Make a late Add, Drop, or Change of Grading Status in their academic record after a deadline has passed.

Submit a General Petition Form to oge-petitions@mit.edu to:

  • Choose a thesis field not currently on the list of departmental thesis fields
  • Apply for a waiver of summer tuition for a subject linked to an unpaid internship
  • Request approval for retroactive actions in unusual circumstances

Submit a special petition to oge-petitions@mit.edu to change your student status:

Request delayed thesis publication (a “thesis hold”)

More information about petitions