Academic Forms and Petition Templates

Petition to enroll in a course without completing prerequisite
(Email petition template)

Students must complete any listed prerequisites for a course before they can register for said course, but this petition can be used to request an exception from standard policy. Be sure to replace the to: email address with that of the course instructor and also replace any {VARIABLE} as appropriate. Include a very brief statement of why this exception is warranted and why you believe you will be able to succeed without the normal prerequisite. The course will be added to your schedule once approval has been given by the course instructor.

Petition to enroll in a course as pass/fail
(Email petition template)

Most courses have standard letter grades (though a select few are graded pass/fail as noted in their course description). This email petition template can be used to request a pass/fail grading option instead of a standard letter grade for a maximum of three courses (four if dual-degree). Note that the following courses are not eligible for the pass/fail option: CE501, CH501, CT549, DS660, DS665, DS670, ES500, FE850A/B, HB510, HM600, ME570, ME580, ME590, ME670, ME680, NT510, PC500, PT500, WO500, and, for MASJ students, CE562, CT560, HB/NT550, LS570, PT560, and PT610. Be sure to replace the to: email address with that of your faculty advisor and also replace any {VARIABLE} as appropriate.

Petition for course overload
(Email petition template)

Enrollment is capped at 14 credits in Fall or Spring semesters, three credits in January Term, and six credits in Summer Term, but this petition can be used to request a course overload. Be sure to replace the to: email address with that of your faculty advisor and also replace any {VARIABLE} as appropriate. Include a brief statement as to why this exception is warranted and why you believe you can successfully manage the course overload. If your faculty advisor is supportive of this request, it will be forwarded to the dean for consideration and final approval.

Change of degree or program
(Complete online [must log in first] or download .pdf)

Change of faculty advisor
(Complete online [must log in first] or download .pdf)

Declaration of specialization or concentration
(Complete online [must log in first] or download .pdf)

Denominational release form

Graduation application

Graduating senior checklist

Incomplete / course extension petition
(Complete online [must log in first] or download .pdf)

Individual study petition

Leave of absence petition

Special permission petition

Thesis proposal

Thesis timeline

Withdraw from course(s)

Withdraw from school