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Academic petitions should only be used when the deadline has passed for registration, for adding or dropping classes, for extending an incomplete or for withdrawing from the university.  Requirements for degrees and for participation in commencement are not petitionable.

All documentary evidence in support of each application for academic exception should be submitted with the written request.  Each case will be decided on its own merits.  All exceptions and waivers are subject to review by the appropriate academic official or committee for consideration and decision.  Students are encouraged to maintain their own personal copies of all paperwork submitted.

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