The Graduate College petition process allows students to formally state their cases when requesting exceptions to Graduate College policies and procedures. Below are some of the most commonly requested petitions available for download. Students are encouraged to speak with their academic advisers for more details regarding the petition process.

General Petition
Students may use this form to request anything that is NOT part of the pre-approved policies, curriculum, etc. This may include:
  • Late drop/Late add
  • Waive one or more prerequisite courses (all programs except MBA)
  • Replace a requirement for a concentration (MBA only)
  • Take a course not automatically approved for degree & apply it toward degree (within or outside of Liautaud)

Download General Petition

Leave of Absence Petition
This form must be filled out by any student who plans to take more than one semester off (doesn’t include summer)

See more details regarding Leave of Absence here.

Download Leave of Absence Petition

*Please note: This form is for MBA students only. Specialized Masters (all non-MBA) must pick up a carbon-copy form from their adviser.

Independent Study Petition
Students may submit this form to add an Independent Study course as part of their degree curriculum.

Download Independent Study Petition

Self Directed Concentration Petition (MBA students only)
Students wishing to pursue a Self-Directed concentration option must work with an Academic Adviser and have their chosen plan of study approved.

Download Self Directed Concentration Petition

Credit Hour Overload Agreement
Students may submit this form if they plan to take more than 20 credit hours during a semester.

Download Credit Hour Overload Agreement

Petition for Transfer Credit
See more details regarding Transfer of Credit here.

Download Petition for Transfer Credit

Petition to Register Late
Priority and Open registration begins approximately two months before the start of the term and continues through the official 10th day (5th in Summer) of the term. Any registration activity after that date is considered late.

Download Petition to Register Late

Change of Graduate Programs Form