Petitions

Beginning September 2015, petitions will only be accepted electronically.

Students who wish to submit a petition should first go to their college and meet with the Advising Staff.

Forms:  
Old GE Substitution Form
New GE Substitution Form      
Other Petition Form
DC Substitution form for Departments

Petition form and the following documents must be sent as a single electronic pdf file to senate@ucsc.edu. Please use the following naming conventions when submitting requests:

Last Name.First Name  _ Type of Petition - Term & Year

* Example: Slug.Sammy_Ge-Spring15

All petitions require the appropriate CCI Petition Form and the following:

  1. Adviser's and Provost Signatures.
  2. Brief justification on type of request - should be written by requester.
  3. Transcripts. Student Advising Summary for UCSC courses.
  4. For GE substitutions for UCSC courses , a course syllabus is needed and  instructor support addressing the questions found here.
  5. For GE substitutions for courses from  other higher education institutions the student must first obtain a review of transfer credit report from Admissions and a syllabus.
  6. Any other relevant documentation necessary to plead your case, i.e. other college course description, medical documentation, etc.

CEP will review for discussion.

Types of Petitions Reviewed by CCI:

  • W or DC Substitutions (approved only as an exception) must be courses taken at UCSC, courses from other institutions will not satisfy this GE requirement.
  • Catalog Year Changes see your advisor.
  • Enrollment Adjustments: Add, Drop, or Withdrawal from a Course must have exceptional circumstances and requires instructor confirmation.
  • W Grade requests are treated as enrollment adjustments and require additional information:
    • Confirmation from the instructor of record for course that the student did not complete the course (e.g. final not taken).
    • Confirmation from the instructor of record for grade change from F to W. Only instructor of record can change a grade.
  • Credit for a Course use the Registrar's Petition for Credit Form.
  • Grade Changes must be appealed to CCI (see form).
  • General Education Substitutions.
  • Grade Options will likely be denied except for students who have maxed out on credits over the 25% Pass/NP Limit, or for exceptional circumstances.
  • Grade Replacement Requests for one course to serve as grade replacement for another course are denied per Systemwide Senate Regulation 762.
  • Repeat Credit of courses that do not have repeat for credit status are not allowed per systemwide regulations.
  • Waiver of 2 Units for Graduation per SCR 10.1.6.
  • Withdrawal  from the University - Contact Your Advisor ( CCI is not authorized to approve)
  • Open Campus/Concurrent Enrollment Credit Exceptions