Student Forms and Resources
Appropriate for appeals for early readmission from suspension or dismissal, late selective drops, withdrawal after the deadline or waiver of the University requirement(s).
The Committee on Academic Standards is charged with recommending policies concerning grading, examinations, academic probation and exclusion and related matters; reviewing the effectiveness and enforcement of these policies; and adjudicating petitions for readmission and variance to academic policies. Normal types of appeals to the committee would be for exception to academic policies, such as early readmission from suspension or dismissal, late selective drops, withdrawal after the deadline, waiver of the University requirement(s) (UA Enrollment, State Minimum Core, etc.). An advisor's recommendation is not required on this form but may be part of the supporting documentation.
Submit the Academic Standards Petition and all supporting documents to the Office of for Academic Affairs for review, Dean’s office statement and signature, and submission to the Academic Standards Committee.
The Office of Financial Aid handles appeals. Its page Satisfactory Academic Progress has basic information. Students are urged to explore this office's pages and links as well as meeting with their advisors for guidance through the process.
List all classes you wish to take for the semester on the overload petition, then submit the form to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Office.
Students who wish to take more than 18 hours but less than 22 hours in a regular semester; or more than 7 hours during a five- or six-week summer session; or more than 13 hours during a 10- or 12-week summer session must complete an Overload Petition and turn it into the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (GRAD 317) for review and increase in hours if approved. The Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs may also approve 13 hours for a student who is on academic warning. Students should list all the classes they wish to take for the semester on the overload petition. Students wishing to exceed 21 hours in a regular semester, more than 9 hours during a summer session, or more than 14 hours in one 10- or 12-week session will need to fill out the overload petition and submit it to the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for review and signature. This office will then forward it on to the Academic Standards Committee for their consideration.