Academic Petition

Deviations from academic policies or requirements must be approved by academic petition. Each academic petition must be signed by the department chair of the student's major and the dean of the school/college (two different signatures minimally). The academic advisor's signature cannot count as one of the two required signatures.

All petitions requesting that transferred elective credit be accepted for degree requirements must be accompanied by catalog copy of the course description(s) from the institution of origin. Petitioned courses, other than those from UAF/UAS, must meet transfer credit guidelines for acceptance prior to final approval.

Final authority to deny or approve petitions pertaining to school or college requirements rests with the Dean or Director of the school or college. Petitions pertaining to general education requirements and/or general university requirements must, in addition, be processed through the Office of Academic Affairs, with final authority to approve or deny resting with the Provost. Students are notified of the decision at their preferred email address.  The petition outcome is also documented in DegreeWorks.

Changes in course level, grading or number of credits awarded cannot be petitioned. UAA courses not on the approved baccalaureate (GER) list cannot be petitioned to meet a GER.


 Academic Petition Form - Undergraduate

Academic Petition Form - Graduate