Types of General Petitions

The Three Types of General Petitions

1

General Petition for Extenuating Circumstances - Medical Withdrawal

2

General Petition for Extenuating Circumstances - Sexual Harassment or Discrimination (Title IX)

3

General Petition
(all other requests)

Graduate students should consult with the Graduate College for information on submitting a petition. Additional information pertaining to graduate petitions can be found in the Graduate Catalog. If the course to be petitioned is an undergraduate course, the student does need to file an undergraduate General Petition.

What is not subject to a General Petition?

Courses for which you wish to change from one grade type to another (e.g. P/F to grade type A, B, C, D, E or vice versa) will not be considered. See the Dean of the college in which you are majoring if you want a P/F course to satisfy a requirement.

Cancelled courses for which you were given a grade do not need to be considered. This is an administrative error. Contact Registration, Residency & Transcripts (reghelp@arizona.edu) to have it corrected.

Requests to change your record if you have graduated cannot be considered. The petition process is only available before a student's degree is awarded.

Tuition refunds or other financial matters will not be considered. See the Tuition Appeal website for additional information regarding Tuition Appeals and the process for submitting a Tuition Appeal request. 

Grade appeals: If you are seeking a higher grade in a course than was awarded, and cannot resolve the matter with your instructor, you need to follow the Grade Appeal process

If you want to extend the time needed to complete an "I" for a course and the incomplete has not expired, complete a Petition for Extension of Course Work and turn in to your College Dean's Office. The form will then be routed to the Office of the Registrar.

Graduate students should consult the Graduate College for information on submitting Graduate Petitions. If the course to be petitioned is an undergraduate course, the student does need to file an undergraduate General Petition.

College Petition: Students may also formally request redress or exception to college policies or requirements. (i.e. change in program, substitution of course work, transfer credit, etc.). This is referred to as a college petition. Students should consult with their college Dean's office for information on submitting a college petition.

Students with absences of fewer than three years may still apply for readmission without Second Start. General Petitions requesting a shorter absence for Second Start will not be reviewed or granted.

The time limit for filing a retroactive withdrawal is one year from the last day of class for the semester for which the retroactive withdrawal is sought. If a student demonstrates good cause for being unable to file a petition within this one year period, then the time period may be extended.