CCI Student Petition Overview

The Committee on Courses of Instruction has purview over granting student’s exception to the general education requirements (Santa Cruz Regulation All requests must be recommended by the student’s College Provost and students must submit all appropriate supporting documents and requested information when submitting the online form. The Committee meets based on workload and submitting a petition could take up to four weeks to review; nor does it guarantee the desired outcome.  The Committee's decision is final. 

CCI Online Petition Form

For detailed instructions on submitting a CCI petition request, see below.

Submitting a CCI Petition Request

  1. Meet with College Advising Staff: Students who wish to petition a course should meet with the college advising staff before completing the online petition form to determine if a petition is the right course of action to pursue.

  2. Collect Required Documentation: All supporting documents must be submitted to support your petition. The online form will ask you to provide the following required documentation:

  3. Submit Your Petition Online: Once you’ve met and discussed your situation with your advisor and have all the required documentation, please complete the CCI Student Petition Form online.

For detailed information about required documentation for each petition, please review the Table of Required Documents for CCI Student Petition Requests.

Uploading Files: Please use the following naming convention when uploading documents: “Last Name First Name - Document - Term & Year“ (e.g. “Slug Sammy - Student Advising Summary - Spring 2018”)


Petition Review Process

The submitted form will be reviewed and considered by your college advising staff and Provost prior to review by the Committee on Courses of Instruction (CCI).

Review of petitions will take approximately 4-6 weeks from the moment the review from the advising staff and Provost has concluded and the petition has reached CCI.

Your college advising staff will notify of the final CCI decision.

CCI Student Petition Process Flowchart includes detailed information about the CCI Student Petition Approval Process.

To review the various types of CCI petition requests, along with details about how to submit each type and all required documentation, visit Types of CCI Student Petitions.