Academic Petitions

Lafayette students often need to petition for permission for a variety of reasons as noted below.  The types of requests and links to the correct form are listed below.

Off Campus/Study Abroad – used after a student has been approved and accepted by a semester long off-campus program to ensure proper transfer of credit back to Lafayette. Details can be found at: http://registrar.lafayette.edu/additional-resources/transfer-credit/.  Copies of the form are available online, in the Registrar’s or International & Off-Campus Education Offices. Requests require approval from the student’s academic advisor, the appropriate department head for the transfer course request and the International & Off-Campus Education Office.

Affiliated Study Abroad Authorization Form

Transfer Credit – used to approve courses taken during the summer or while on leave. Details can be found at: http://registrar.lafayette.edu/additional-resources/transfer-credit/.  Copies of the form are available online or in the Registrar’s Office. Requests require approval from the student’s academic advisor and the appropriate department head for the transfer course request.

Summer Transfer Credit Petition Form

General Petition– used for:

Request type Signatures Required
Add/Change of Degree and/or Major after normal declaration process during sophomore year Current Advisor and Department Head of new major
Add/Change Minor Current Advisor and Department Head of new minor
Request course overload Current Advisor
Request light load Current Advisor
Course Substitutions Current Advisor and Major Department Head
Pass/Fail grading Current Advisor Only, Instructor Signature not needed
Course Audit Current Advisor and Course Instructor
Waiver of curricular requirements Current Advisor and Major Department Head
Late Course Registration Current Advisor and Course Instructor
Late Course Withdrawal Current Advisor and Course Instructor
Other Signature vary with request, see Registrar’s Office staff for details

All petitions require a reason for the request and the correct signature(s) before they can be reviewed.

General Petition Form