Petition Procedure for College-Level Regulations

A student may request a waiver of specific requirements of the college or substitution of courses in a business degree program by completing the petition form and providing documentation/justification. Refer to the list below for the various categories of petitions that fall under the college’s authority. You should submit a university-level petition if your request falls under the university’s authority.

Petitions should be submitted four weeks prior to the event to which the petition relates. Students will receive a written response from the dean’s designee normally within 15 business days from the date the petition is received. No guarantee can be made that decisions on petitions will be made before registration if they are submitted close to the beginning of a registration period.

Categories of Petitions that Fall under the College’s Authority

  • College registration restrictions: GPA/hours, prerequisites
  • Course substitutions (other than core curriculum)
    If the petition relates to a Georgia State University course not taught by the Robinson College of Business or to a course from another institution, upload a course syllabus with the petition. If a course syllabus is needed for a Robinson course, you will be notified.
  • Readmission from suspension or exclusion
    Apply for readmission after scholastic suspension 
  • Hours shortages
  • GPA for graduation
    The deadline for submission is 5 business days following grades being posted for the semester.
  • Transfer credit
    If the petition relates to a Georgia State University course not taught by the Robinson College of Business or to a course from another institution, upload a course syllabus with the petition. If a course syllabus is needed for a Robinson course, you will be notified.
  • Residency requirements
  • Extensions of time limit for completing degree
  • Teacher education issues
  • Academic standing
  • Transient coursework
  • Policy on comprehensive exams, proficiencies, recitals, portfolios, and similar evaluations
  • Changing catalog editions

Before deciding to file a petition, please keep in mind that both the university catalog and the RCB graduate bulletin state that it is the responsibility of each student to keep apprised of current requirements for his/her particular program.

Given this philosophy of students’ responsibility, it follows that a regulation will not be waived or an exception granted solely because a student pleads ignorance of the regulation or asserts that he/she was not personally informed of a specific requirement by an advisor or other university authority.

The university and the college also expect students to seek clarification about any information they receive, orally or in writing, that appears to be in conflict with stated degree requirements and academic regulations before acting on this information.

If you would like assistance in the preparation of your petition, you may schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.
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