Academic regulations are established by the University to maintain and enforce academic standards, and are rigorously adhered to. Petitions are requests for an exception to an academic rule or deadline, and are only granted under special and unique circumstances. Any student has the right to petition to waive a regulation. The University similarly has the right to disapprove any petition on the grounds that the circumstances are not compelling enough to warrant an exception to the established regulation.
After consulting with your adviser, you must file your petition with the dean of your school. Undeclared students should file through the College of Arts and Sciences. The request must be in writing and you must document the extraordinary circumstances that necessitate the petition. The dean may approve or deny the petition, after which it is forwarded to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs for a final decision. Any student petition for retroactive action must be submitted within one year.
Any student requesting a medical withdrawal (PDF) for the Fall semester must have it submitted by November 14, 2016.Depending on your academic department, your petition should be forwarded to the appropriate contact below.
College of Arts and Sciences
e – email@example.com
College of Nursing and Public Health
e – firstname.lastname@example.org
Interim Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs
e – email@example.com
e – firstname.lastname@example.org
Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies
e – email@example.com
e – firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert B. Willumstad School of Business
Director Undergraduate Programs
e – email@example.com
Director of Graduate Programs
e – firstname.lastname@example.org
e – email@example.com
Ruth S. Ammon School of Education
e – firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Social Work
e – email@example.com
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director MSW Program
e – firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Undergraduate Program
e – email@example.com
e – firstname.lastname@example.org
e – email@example.com
Exemptions from a rule are generally granted only once, so you must fully consider all ramifications of your action. Approval of an academic petition does not result in any corresponding financial credit or refund.
Such requests must be filed with the University Cashier and Billing Office/Collections. For more information, please contact 516.877.3270.
Office of Academic Services and Retention
Nexus Building, Room 145
p – 516.877.3150
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