Dear Petitioner,

Step 1: Set up an appointment with the Student Services Director/Coordinator. Their names and contact information are below.

If your current major is Your Student Services Office is

Art, Art History, Interior Design, 
Visual Communication Design, Music, 
Dance, Theatre

College of Visual and Performing Arts
Anna Fredericks
124 McLaurin Hall
Athletic Training, Early Childhood,
Educational Studies, Elementary, Exercise Science, Human Development and Family Studies,
Middle Level, Physical Education,
Special Education, Sport Management
Riley College of Education, Sport, and Human Sciences
Joanna Harris
144 Withers
Business, Computer Science, Cybersecurity,
Economics, Digital Information Design, Applied Software Development
College of Business and Technology
Vanessa Valdez
226 Thurmond
Biology, Chemistry, Data Science, English, Environmental Studies/Sciences, History,
Human Nutrition, Individualized Studies,
Integrated Marketing Communication, Mass Communication, Mathematics,
Modern Languages, Philosophy and Religion,
Political Science, Psychology, 
Social Work, Sociology, Social Studies Education
College of Arts and Sciences
Adria Belk
106 Kinard
Undeclared University College
Jessica Gladden
108 Dinkins Hall

As you get ready for your meeting with them and consider the contents of the justification/explanation that must accompany your petition, we ask that you thoughfully reflect on the following:

  1. Do I need to address the number of academic hours I will enroll in? (Some students who have a low GPA might be able to improve it by gradually increasing their load, but start with only two courses.)
  2. Have I been involved in too many hours of off-campus work to be able to concentrate on my academic requirements?
  3. Am I in the right major? (Some students are perhaps overlooking the obvious. With poor grades in classes required of their major, while having much better grades in other classes, it sometimes suggests a reconsideration of the direction being taken.)
  4. Have I discussed my difficulties with anyone on campus? Should I seek the proper resources (a faculty mentor, the counseling center, a student services staff person, an academic advisor) to help develop a better strategy for succeeding with my goals?
  5. Do I have clear goals for my academic career? If not, should I discuss my options with someone on campus?
  6. Is my program of studies able to be accomplished in the 4 years I originally planned? (Significant off campus commitments such as work or family may require a student to take longer than four years to complete a degree.)
  7. Am I focused on my academic priorities? (Students often join time-consuming organizations which interrupt their ability to give the necessary time to studies.)

Step 2: Refer to instructions on the petition form below.


The Undergraduate Petitions Committee  


The petition for academically suspended or dismissed student is found here.