Graduate Policies and Procedures Manual

1.80 Petition for Admission

An applicant who does not meet the Graduate School or the academic programs minimum requirements for admission or a student who has been dismissed from a program may submit a petition for admission to the Graduate School. The petition form (PDF) may be obtained from the Graduate School, E340 Student Union. The petition should provide a rationale as to why the applicant or student should be granted admission or readmission. Applicants should contact their graduate program officer for further details.

A copy of the completed petition should be submitted to the Graduate School. The Graduate School will send the petition to the academic program for their review and recommendation. The program will then send the petition to the appropriate college/school petitions committee. After the return of the petition to the Graduate School, the Dean, Graduate School will review the program's and the petitions committee's recommendations. If the program and the college/school petitions Committee recommendation is consistent and the Dean, Graduate School, concurs with the recommendations, the Graduate School will notify the student of the admission decision. If there are any unresolved differences between the Dean, Graduate School, the college/school petitions committee, and the program the petition will be referred to the Student Affairs Committee of the Graduate Council for a final decision.