Petitions Checklist

Academic Standing Petition
Exceed Maximum Units Petition
Retroactive Withdrawal
Current Semester Withdrawal
Independent Study (699/899) Petition
Waiver of College Regulations

Academic Standing Petition

Download the Academic Standing Petition form (PDF)

  • Meet with your Advisor to discuss your plan
  • All boxes on your petitions are filled
    * Including the box in the lower right-hand corner (# of units, which semester, and signature)
  • All necessary signatures are present
    • Student signature
    • Advisor signature
    • Chair signature
  • All necessary paperwork is attached
    • Completed GPA Deficit Calculator Printout
      • Undergraduate Deficit GPA Calculator available here
      • Graduate Deficit GPA Calculator available here
        * If your GPA deficit is 12 points or greater, visit the Student Achievement Resource Center as soon as possible, and definitely before your petition reaches the College of Liberal & Creative Arts Dean's office.
    • Unofficial Transcripts
    • DARS or DPR Report
 

Exceed Maximum Units Petition

Download the Exceed Maximum Units Petition (PDF)

  • Meet with your Advisor to discuss your plan
  • All boxes on your petition are filled
    * Including your semester GPA for the last semester attended at SFSU
  • All necessary signatures are present
    • Student signature
    • Major Advisor signature
    • Chair signature
  • Unofficial Transcripts are attached
 

Retroactive Withdrawal

See individual departments for procedures for Withdrawals during current semester.

Download the Retroactive Withdrawal form (PDF)

  • All necessary signatures are present
    • Student signature
    • Instructor signature
    • Chair signature
  • Unofficial Transcripts are attached
 

Current Semester Withdrawal

Please see the department of the class from which you wish to Withdraw about its particular procedures. The Department will inform you of its procedures for requesting Current Semester Withdrawals. Refer to the Department Requirements chart (XLSX). Regardless of the department’s particular procedures, the department will enter the Withdrawal request in the University’s online system. The College of Liberal & Creative Arts Dean’s office accepts Current Semester Withdrawals through this online system only—paper petitions will not be accepted at the Dean’s level.

The most important part of your Current Semester Withdrawal request is your justification for the Withdrawal.

Write your reason for the Withdrawal carefully, reflecting a serious and compelling reason beyond your control. Please see the College Withdrawal Policy.

If there is an issue with your Withdrawal justification, you will be informed by a representative from the department of the class from which you wish to Withdraw.

 

Independent Study (699/899) Petition

Download the Independent Study Petition (PDF)

  • Meet with your Instructor to discuss your plan
  • All boxes on your petition are filled
  • You have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (undergraduate) or 3.25 (graduate)
  • All necessary signatures are present
    • Student signature
    • Instructor signature
    • Chair signature
  • Unofficial Transcripts are attached
 

Waiver of College Regulations

Download the Waiver of College Regulations (PDF)

  • All boxes on your petition are filled
    • Be sure to include course Schedule #.
  • All necessary signatures are present
    • Refer to the 2nd page of the Waiver of College Regulations Petition to find what signatures are necessary for the action you wish to take.
  • All necessary paperwork is attached
 

Download this Petitions Checklist (WORD)