A petition is a form used for making an appeal to the Academic Standing Committee (ASC) for exceptions to academic regulations or policies. In petitioning the ASC, care should be taken to provide all relevant information in unambiguous detail so that the committee will be fully informed. Should a student submit a petition for an exception to College policy, it does not necessarily follow that it will be approved.

While not intending to limit students’ access to the petition process, the ASC wishes to inform students that because of its concern that academic policies be administered equitably, it is unlikely that petitions will be granted for exception to regulations concerning late S/Cr/NC change and underloads.

A student intending to submit a petition should read all applicable sections of this website and the supplementary material provided with the petition forms before beginning the process.

Further information on academic regulations and procedures can be found in the Campus Handbook.

Completed forms should be printed and returned to the Registrar’s Office only if they are PDFs; Online forms will automatically be forwarded.

Form NamePDF FormOnline Form
Petition for Exception to Registration PoliciesPetition for Exception to Registration Policies (PDF)Petition for Exception to Registration Policies
Request to Accelerate GraduationRequest to Accelerate Graduation (PDF)Request to Accelerate Graduation
Petition for Second MajorPetition for Second Major (PDF)Petition for a Second Major
Removal of Second MajorRemoval of Second Major (PDF)Removal of a Second Major
Change of MajorChange of Major (PDF)Change of Major (Online)
  • Special Major Petition (122.8KB PDF Document)
    28 February 2008
    Students seeking a major not offered in the College’s established curriculum may propose a self-designed Special Major for approval by the Academic Standing Committee.
  • Petition to ASC (89.9KB PDF Document)
    18 October 2016
    Standard form to petition the Academic Standing Committee for an exception to academic regulations or policies
  • 5 April 2019
    Form to approve major, minor, or distribution credits from non-Carleton off-campus study programs.