General Petition Routing Process

Petitions are not reviewed between the last day of Spring term through the first day of Fall term. 

Once petition is submitted, including all instructor statements, the petition will be reviewed within 4-6 weeks.  

 

For a General Petition

Step 1: Meet with your advisor to discuss if you should file a General Petition. 

Step 2: Download the General Petition form and Instructor Statement. Form is also available at your College Dean's Office, or the Office of Registration, Residency & Transcripts at the Administration Building, Room 210. 

  • Instructor Statement forms are needed for retroactive withdrawal requests, retroactive registration requests, and extension of incomplete grade requests. 
  • The retroactive GRO request does not require an instructor statement. 

Step 3: READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS on front and back of form. 

Step 4: Fill out, sign, and date forms. Follow instructions for additional required documentation. 

Step 5: Walk in or email complete petition packet to your College Dean’s Office for review.  

Step 6: Petition is forwarded from College Dean’s Office to the Office of Registration. Residency & Transcripts. 

Step 7: Petition is reviewed. Student or relevant University department may be contacted for additional information, if needed. 

Step 8: Petition is forwarded to Committee members, individually, for review. 

Step 9: Student and college will be notified by email of the Committee’s decision. 

Step 10: Petition is returned to the Office of Registration, Residency & Transcripts for final processing. 

Step 11: If Petition is approved, changes will appear on student’s record.

 

For a General Petition for Extenuating Circumstances (medical)

Step 1: Meet with your advisor to discuss if you should file a General Petition. 

Step 2: The retroactive medical withdrawal process is now available online through UAccess Student Center. 

Step 3: If you have questions or need assistance with the online process, contact the Office of the Registrar at 520-621-3113. Emails may be directed to petition@arizona.edu

Step 4: Login to UAccess Student Center 

  • Go to Academic Record Tab 
  • Select, Academic Summary 
  • Select, Term Withdrawal 
  • Select the TERM 

Step 5: Follow step by step instructions. 

  1. Upload a letter from your licensed health care provider. 
  2. Write or upload a personal statement. 
  3. Submit petition for processing. 

Step 6: Instructors will be contacted directly for attendance and grading information. Review of petition is dependent on completion of all instructor statements. 

Step 7: Student or relevant University department may be contacted for additional information, if needed. 

Step 8: Once all instructor statements are completed, the Petition is forwarded to Campus Health for review of medical documentation and then to the Committee Chair for review of academic documentation. 

Step 9: Petition is returned to the Office of Registration, Residency & Transcripts for final processing. 

Step 10: Student and college will be notified by email of the Committee’s decision. 

Step 11: If Petition is approved, changes will appear on student’s record.