Petitions

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. The Office of Graduate Education acts with power on behalf of the Committee on Graduate Programs with regard to all petition requests.

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. A processing fee of $25 will be charged to your student account for each petition approved. 

To learn more about the online Graduate Late Drop/Add/Change of Grading Status petition, watch the video at the bottom of this page, or see the following resources in the Help section of the graduate online petition application:

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

  • Register after the term deadline (incurs a $100 late fee)

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

Do NOT use a petition to: