Winthrop University: Records & Registration - Instructions for UG Petition Process

Instructions for University-Wide Undergraduate Petitions


Undergraduate students may appeal for exception to university policy in the general education requirements and other university-wide academic regulations. For undergraduate students petitioning academic suspension or dismissal, click here.  ( NOTE: Undergraduate suspension or dismissal petition requests to be reinstated for the Spring 2022 semester are no longer being accepted. )

 

Procedures for Petitioning

 Step 1. 

Complete the University-Wide Undergraduate Petition Form in its entirety (this form may be typed or printed neatly in black ink). On the form, specify what rule or regulation defined by University Policy you are petitioning. Any petition that is missing information, illegible, unclearly worded, or contains ambiguous information will not be considered. Such a petition will be returned to the student to be rewritten.


 Step 2. 

Compose and attach a typed letter or personal statement (no longer than one single-spaced page) explaining why the exception has been requested. Explain your case, your petition request, and your justification/the grounds for your petition. Include a well-thought-out action plan for academic success, if applicable.


 Step 3. 

Attach any supporting documentation that will help to explain and justify your petition. If applicable, include supporting information from faculty members, medical/health care providers, other persons (please specify), or other evidence documenting the exceptional circumstances that are the basis of your petition.


 Step 4. 

Meet with your Academic Advisor regarding this petition and obtain his or her signature. If your advisor is unavailable, obtain the signature of your Department Chair or the Director of Student Services for your college. The Student Services Offices are located at:


 Step 5. 

Submit your petition to the Undergraduate Petitions Committee for consideration. Petitions can be submitted via email to recandreg@winthrop.edu or turned in as hard copies to the Office of Records and Registration at 126 Tillman Hall.

The Undergraduate Petitions Committee will act on the petition at its next regularly scheduled meeting (for meeting dates, see below or visit the Registrar's Calendar). The Office of Records and Registration will notify the student of the committee's decision.

    Month

    Meeting Date

    Submission Deadline

    August

     

     

    September

    20th

    Friday, September 16th 

    October

    18th

    Friday, October 14th

    November

    15th

    Friday, November 11th

    December

    16th

    Thursday, December 15th

    January

    17th

    Friday, January 13th

    February

    21st

    Friday, February 18th

    March

    21st

    Friday, March 18th

    April

    18th

    Friday, April 14th

    May

    5th

    Thursday, May 4th

    June

    TBD

     

    July

    TBD

     

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 11/22/22