Office for Academic and Student Services (OASS)

Undergraduate Academic Petition Process

In keeping with FAU policy, the College of Education allows for an academic petition to be considered when a particular academic requirement or regulation causes undue hardship for an undergraduate student.

Petitions cannot be filed for:

Steps to Petitioning:

  1. Complete the College of Education Petition form.
  2. Write a letter explaining the circumstances of the petition, indicating what you would like to have happen.
  3. Supporting evidence must be provided, which may include letters from employers and/or medical documentation.
  4. Include a letter of support on university letterhead SIGNED by the instructor(s) of the course(s) in question.
  5. Submit your petition and all accompanying documents listed above to an Academic Advisor.

Please note:

  • Students are strongly urged to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor for further information.
  • A decision will be made & communicated to the student via FAU email within 10 days of receipt of the completed petition submitted with all documentation.
  • Failure to include all documentation will result in the petition being returned to the student with no decision rendered.
  • As per FAU’s policy, petitions related to academic withdrawals will not be accepted after one academic year from the end of the semester in which the course was taken.