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College of Human Science and Services
Scholastic Standing Petition Instructions

  1. Obtain a College of Human Science and Services Scholastic Standing Petition form from the Deans office in Quinn 112.

  2. Specify clearly the exact waiver, exception, or substitution you wish to have the committee consider.

  3. State the grounds on which your petition is based. Attach any supporting documentation. (ex: syllabus of courses, photo copies of course descriptions or course outlines, memos of support). It is recommended that you review the petition with your assigned academic advisor. 

  4. Submit your petition to the department chairperson in which you are majoring for approval and signature.

  5. If the petition is for a substitution of a course, not approved for general education by the College of Human Science and Services, the petition must also be approved by the chair of the department in which the course being petitioned is taught. 

    For example, if you are petitioning to satisfy a Natural Science requirement with a course that has not been approved by the College of Human Science and Services ask for support from the chair of the department in which the non-approved course is taught. He or she should write a statement that in his/her opinion the course is appropriate to satisfy the requirement.

  6. Return the petition form to the Dean's Office in Quinn 112. You will be notified by mail of the committee's decision.

NOTE: If you are petitioning for the waiver of a requirement, you need only secure the support of the department chair in which you are majoring prior to Scholastic Standing Committee consideration. 

IMPORTANT: Having a requirement waived by the Scholastic Standing Committee does NOT reduce the total number of credits required for graduation.

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