Academic Petitions

You will receive an email confirmation upon submitting a petition. Please save this email as a record of your submission.

You should receive a response to your petition within 3-5 business days. Please allow extra time during the first two weeks of the semester and near petition deadlines, as the volume of petitions we receive can delay our response time. Thank you.



    Petition Description Deadline
    Double Major Petition Used for approval of a double major in the College of Business Administration. All GPAs (major, UIC, and cumulative) must be a 3.25 or higher; there are no exceptions. Double majors should be declared by the end of your sophomore year.
    Late Drop Petition Used to drop a course after the add/drop period ends, resulting in a “W” grade. This petition opens when the add/drop period ends and closes on the deadline outlined in the next column.

    Please refer to the catalog for further details on the late drop policy.
    Fall/Spring Semesters: the end of the 10th week of instruction.
    Summer Semester (4 week session): Wednesday of the third week of instruction
    Summer Semester (8 week session): the end of the 5th week of instruction
    Transfer Course Petition Used to receive permission to take a course outside of UIC and verify course equivalencies. Course equivalencies can be found at transferology.com. Before enrolling in the course to ensure the class will transfer in to UIC.
    Transfer Credit Petition [Please note that 300 or 400 level accounting courses will be accepted only from AACSB accounting accredited universities.] Used to have an advisor further evaluate transfer credits not applied towards your degree. Credits must appear on your DARS in the “Credit by Petition” section and you must upload a syllabus and/or course description for review. N/A
    Credit/No Credit Petition Used to apply to take a class Credit/No Credit. Please refer to the catalog for a list of classes that are not eligible. This petition opens on the first day of class each semester and closes on the deadline outlined in the next column.

    *Please note that if you are approved to take a class Credit/No Credit, you cannot rescind your request at any time.
    Fall/Spring Semesters: 10th day of class
    Summer Semester (4 week session): 3rd day of class
    Summer Semester (8 week session): 5th day of class
    Course Overload Petition Used to receive permission to take more than 18 hours in a semester and 12 in the summer. Academic history must demonstrate you are capable of handling a heavy course load. We strongly recommend submitting the petition before the beginning of the term; however, these petitions are accepted at any time.
    General Petition Used for all miscellaneous requests, or as directed by your academic advisor. This petition is not for waitlists or registration errors; please refer to the waitlists page or visit our registration errors help page. N/A
    Course Repeat and GPA Recalculation Used to exclude a retaken course from your GPA. This petition opens on the first day of class each semester and closes on the deadline outlined in the next column.

    Please refer to the catalog for further details on the course repeat and GPA recalculation policies.
    Fall/Spring Semesters: 10th day of class
    Summer Semester (4 week session): 3rd day of class
    Summer Semester (8 week session): 5th day of class