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Introduction

Petitions can come in many forms and their processes can vary by area and change over time. The Petitions guide will cover only the most common petitions that students consider within the College of Health and their basic information. This document should NOT replace speaking with an advisor about your situation.  

Please refer to the student handbook regarding all University of Utah policies. You can consult your academic advisor to discuss which petition serves what you hope to accomplish.

Overview of Petitions Covered Below:

    • Transfer Coursework Petitions
      • General Education/Bachelor's Degree Requirement Petition
      • Major-specific Requirement Petition
    • Late Withdrawal Petitions
      • Current Term Withdrawal Petition (Dean’s Withdrawal)
      • Past Term Withdrawal Petition (Retroactive Withdrawal Petition)
    • Departmental/Exceptions to Policy Petitions

    General Education/Bachelor’s Degree Requirement Petition

    A college student can petition for their transfer credits to count for general education and/or bachelor’s degree requirements by formal review. A formal review is a student requesting to have their course(s) reviewed for course equivalency or to meet general education and/or bachelor’s degree requirements not yet fulfilled . Inquire about your courses & options to Elirissa Hui (Elirissa.Hui@health.utah.edu) for general education/bachelor’s degree requirements.

    Transfer Coursework Petitions

    A college student can petition for their transfer credits to count for major-specific requirements by formal review. A formal review is a student requesting to have their transfer course(s) reviewed for course equivalency.

    Current Term Withdrawal Petition (Dean’s Withdrawal)

    A college student may apply for a current term petition to withdraw from a course(s) past the original withdrawal deadline each semester. Please review the academic calendar to find the last day of classes for a semester.

    Past Term Withdrawal Petition (Retroactive Withdrawal)

    A withdrawal petition is considered past term once the affected semester has ended, which is concluded by the last day of classes. Please review the academic calendar to find the official last day of classes for a semester. 

    Departmental/Exceptions to Policy Petition

    Please connect and chat with your academic advisor as departmental/exceptions to policy petitions vary and their petitions processes can change over time.

     

    Do you have questions about the petition process?

    Ask our advisors for assistance with petitions or any other questions about a degree in the College of Health

    For questions for Past term or Current term petitions contact: Shari Lindsey

    Shari Lindsey, Assistant Dean of Students

    Shari Lindsey

    Assistant Dean of Students