This petition form should be used for any general issue that requires a petition. This form is not used for course changes. It is used for waivers.
All petitions must be submitted directly to the Graduate Programs Office via Amber Deets. The Dean of Graduate Programs will make decisions on program extensions from 5-7 years. The Dean also makes all decisions related to conditional admission petitions.
All other petitions will be brought to the sub-committee when they meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month (fall-spring).
The English language requirement for international students is a policy that can NOT be petitioned.
Students may petition to take more than the allowed amount of credits; however, the Dean of Graduate Programs has to approve this overload petition. Overload petitions will not be accepted for adding endorsements or additional programs to a student’s existing program.
Petition to waive, substitute, or demonstrate competency for a course required in an education and/or licensure graduate program. When a change is requested for a requirement within an approved teacher license program the reason for the change must be clearly indicated. This is a requirement of the Oregon Teacher’s Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC). As a general guideline, all graduate students in a teacher license program should use this form for all degree modifications and provide a rationale for the change requested.
This form should only be used to make direct course substitutions for courses that are electives in a degree program. This is the form to be used for transfer work. Transfer work should have an attached copy of the transcripts.
Prior to submitting this form for transfer coursework, please review for the following information:
Coursework is from an accredited university.
Coursework has a grade of B or higher.
Coursework is a graduate level course and was not completed for professional development.
Coursework was completed within the last 7 years by the time the student will finish their program.
Incomplete Coursework Contract: Requests to extend the time to clear a grade from one year to two years must be made to the Graduate Office. Graduate students should use the Incomplete Coursework Contract. Any request to change the official transcript must be made to the Registrar. Any coursework beyond the two years will default to the grade on file.