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Petition Guidelines

Students may petition in order to seek exceptions to specific academic rules or regulations. Exception petitions are considered first by the student's college committee, then by the university committee. Decisions made by the university committee are final.

Requirements for submitting a Petition:

  1. It is the student's responsibility to ensure all paperwork and documentation is submitted to the Business Advising Center in Clinton Hall 008 by the exceptions deadline. Contact the Business Advising Records office for the deadline dates.
  2. Include a concise, detailed explanation for your request and all documentation (emails, invoices, letters, etc.) that will verify your information and support your request.
  3. Petitions may not be acted upon if information is missing. Do not forget to date and sign the petition.
  4. Students are encouraged to meet with a business adviser in order to petition an exception in the W. Frank Barton School of Business.
  5. Completing the petition steps does not guarantee a favorable decision; however, it does insure the petition will be acted upon by the Business Exceptions Committee and the University Exceptions Committee. INCOMPLETE PETITIONS MAY NOT BE ACTED UPON AND MAY BE TABLED TO WAIT FOR MORE COMPLETE INFORMATION.
  6. Students need to verify their correct daytime phone number and mailing address on the petition paperwork. Students will receive an email with their results and followed up with a letter through the mail.

Forms need to be turned in to the Business Advising records office in Clinton Hall room 008. Be sure to include appropriate documentation:


Readmission after Dismissal

  1. Explain the reasons for previous low grades, including any circumstances or unusual events which contributed to these grades and include with your Petition form.
  2. Provide written documentation (i.e. letter from physician or employer, a medical statement, a newspaper clipping) making sure pertinent dates are clearly indicated.
  3. State what you have been doing since you last attended school and why you believe things will now be different.
  4. Specify particular actions you will take to improve your grade point average if you are accepted by the University. State proposed courses and include enrollment in courses that will improve your study strategies, etc. if appropriate.
  5. Provide copies of all transcripts if you have attended other schools since being dismissed from Wichita State University.                                 

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Late Withdraw from Course(s)

  1. Specify courses (include CRN numbers) and semester the courses were taken.
  2. State the reason for your lateness of the request, Including any circumstances or unusual events which may have contributed.
  3. If your request is selective, explain why you want to withdraw from specific course(s) rather than a complete withdrawal from all courses.
  4. Provide written documentation (i.e. letter from physician or employer, a medical statement, a newspaper clipping) making sure pertinent dates are clearly indicated.
  5. Turn in a Request to Late Drop form for each course, with your Petition form. Make sure the Instructor completes the bottom portion of the form and signs it. 
  6. Turn in a Drop Slip for each course signed by the instructor(s).

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Late Add of Course(s)

Request permission to add specific courses late (include CRN numbers) for a specific semester. Your petition must include a Request to Late Add Form with the Instructor’s signature for each course you want to add.

  1. Specify courses (including CRNs) and semester the courses were taken.
  2. State the reason for your lateness of the request, Including any circumstances or unusual events which may have contributed.
  3. Provide written documentation (i.e. letter from physician or employer, a medical statement, a newspaper clipping) making sure pertinent dates are clearly indicated.
  4. Turn in a Request to Late Add form for each course, with your Petition form.
  5. Make sure that the Instructor completes their portion and signs it. 
  6. Turn in an Add Slip for each course signed by the instructor(s)

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Change Credit to Audit, or Audit to Credit

A request to change from credit to audit or audit to credit is made after the final date to withdraw from the course with a "W" on the transcript or after the course has been completed.

The student is responsible for completing and submitting:

  1. A Request to Change a Credit/Audit form for each course, along with the Petition form.
  2. Make sure the Instructor completes the bottom portion of the form(s) and signs it.
  3. A complete explanation as to why you are making this request.
  4. Any applicable documentation to support your request.

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