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.
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.
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
**For students moving out of any branch of engineering, the Director of Engineering is also required to sign/approve.
|Add/Change Minor||Current Advisor and Department Head of new minor|
|Request course overload||Current Advisor|
|Light load (Pro-rated Tuition) – prior to semester start||Current Advisor|
|Light load (Less than 3 registered credits due to course withdrawal)||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.