Petition Request

Students who are petitioning a Department or College policy must complete the General College Petition and submit it along with all required documentation to an academic advisor.

For all department level petitions:

Petitionable items at the department level include the following but are not limited to: curricular items, course substitutions, continuation in major, department internship deadline, residency requirement, and readmission to major.

The academic advisor makes the decision or defers to the Department Chair and/or department petitions committee.  If the academic advisor approves, no further action is needed by the department and the student is notified by the advisor. If the academic advisor denies or defers the petition, it is reviewed by the Department Chair and/or department petitions committee. If the Department Chair and/or department petitions committee reviews and approves the petition that was referred or denied by the academic advisor, the student is then notified of the decision by the academic advisor.

If the Department Chair and/or department petitions committee denies the petition, the student can appeal to the college petition committee for review. Regardless of a recommendation to approve or deny, the petition will then be reviewed for final decision by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. The student will be notified of the decision by the Associate Dean or the college’s academic affairs authorized representative.

For the following college policies the Associate Dean makes the final decision:

Petitionable items for review by the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs include the following but are not limited to: graduation participation, internship eligibility, appeals of department petitions and change of major to the college.  For the above mentioned policies, the petition must be reviewed by the Academic Advisor, Department Petitions Committee and the College Petitions Committee.  The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs or the college’s academic affairs authorized representative will notify the student of the outcome/decision.

If the petition is denied at the college level the student may contact the UF Ombudsman’s Office and/or submit a University Petition, if appropriate.

For more information, contact your academic adviser.