Student Petitions

While students are responsible for understanding and adhering to academic policies and deadlines, we know that students may encounter extraordinary circumstances that prevent them from being able to do so. The Scholastic Review Committee (SRC) and Tuition Refund Committee (TRC) review petitions from students who would like to petition to do one or more of the following:

  • Petition to withdraw from one or more courses in a previous term
  • Petition to change the grading option for a class in a previous term (graded to pass/no pass OR back to graded)
  • Petition to return to the UO after being academically disqualified
  • Petition for a tuition refund from a term in which a student completely withdrew

 Please note that petitions are not automatically granted and this process is intended to redress extenuating circumstances that typically fit the following criteria:

  • Extraordinary
  • Beyond a student's control
  • Documented
  • In some cases, that significant progress has been made to address the issue
                                                                                                                                                              

I want to withdraw from one or more courses in a previous term


Complete or Selective
Withdrawal Petition

 

 

I want to change a course in a previous term from graded to pass/no pass (or back to graded)

Grade Option
Change Petition

I was asked to take a break from UO (academically disqualified) in the past and now want to return

Reinstatement
Petition

I want to petition for a tuition refund from a term in which I completely withdrew from classes

Tuition Refund
Petition


Don't see the petition you're looking for?

If you would like to petition for a class in the current term or seek a refund for individual classes, please complete a petition with the Office of the Registrar:

Please note that the petitions above must be completed and submitted to the Registrar by Sunday of Week 10 in order to be reviewed in the term. Any incomplete petitions or petitions received by the Registrar after this deadline will be referred to the Office of Academic Advising for a retroactive petition process, which may require some additional steps. 


Upcoming Deadlines

 


 

Complete or Selective Retroactive Withdrawal Petition

Please make an appointment with an advisor in the Office of Academic Advising. This is required because the advisor will assist you in navigating the petition process and paperwork, and will connect you to any other information and resources that may be helpful.

This petition is reviewed by the Scholastic Review Committee, a group of faculty and staff across campus. Students do not attend the committee meetings. All petition information reviewed by the committee is confidential and privacy is protected by federal law.

Purpose of this petition

Petition Components

How to get started

  • The student experienced an unexpected extenuating circumstance that impacted success in a course or courses from a previous term.
  • The circumstances also prevented the student from withdrawing by posted academic deadlines.
  • Student Statement
  • Statement from Instructors
  • Supporting Documentation (e.g medical documentation)
  • To complete a complete or selective retroactive withdrawal petition, you must first meet with an advisor in the Office of Academic Advising

    Make an Appointment

 


 

 

Retroactive Grade Option Change Petition

Please make an appointment with an advisor in the Office of Academic Advising. This is required because the advisor will assist you in navigating the petition process and paperwork, and will connect you to any other information and resources that may be helpful.

This petition is reviewed by the Scholastic Review Committee, a group of faculty and staff across campus. Students do not attend the committee meetings. All petition information reviewed by the committee is confidential and privacy is protected by federal law.

Purpose of this Petition

Petition Components

How to get started

  • Student had an unexpected extenuating circumstance that impacted a decision to change the grade option in a course by the posted academic deadlines.
  • Student Statement
  • Statement from Instructors
  • Supporting Documentation (e.g medical documentation)
  • To complete retroactive grade option change petition, you must first meet with an advisor in the Office of Academic Advising

    Make an Appointment

 


 

 

Reinstatement Petition

Please make an appointment with an advisor in the Office of Academic Advising. This is required because the advisor will assist you in navigating the petition process and paperwork, and will connect you to any other information and resources that may be helpful.

This petition is reviewed by the Scholastic Review Committee, a group of faculty and staff across campus. Students do not attend the committee meetings. All petition information reviewed by the committee is confidential and privacy is protected by federal law.

Purpose of this Petition

Petition Components

How to get started

  • Student was previously academically disqualified from the UO, has spent some time away and often completed academic work elsewhere, and student would now like to return to the UO.
  • Student will discuss what impacted their success in the past and what has changed since that time that will allow them to be academically successful moving forward.
  •  
  • Student Statement
  • Transcripts for any classes completed at other schools since disqualification from the University of Oregon
  • Provisional Grades for current courses being taken at another college/university
  • Three-Term Academic Plan
  • Supporting Documentation
  • Residency and Re-Enrollment Information
  • To complete a reinstatement petition, you must first meet with an advisor in the Office of Academic Advising

    Make an Appointment

 


 

 

Tuition Refund Petition

This is a petition for tuition charges when students have withdrawn completely from the term (they have withdrawn from all courses they were enrolled in for the term, even if just enrolled in one course). Students pursue this option if they are hoping to petition for an additional refund beyond what they received automatically based on the term’s complete withdrawal deadlines. This petition must be submitted within a year of the term in question. 

In the case that a student withdrew from some of their courses, but not all (they remained enrolled in at least one course) this petition would be through the Office of the Registrar.

The Tuition Refund Committee (TRC) considers

Supporting Documentation

How to get started

  • Evidence of an exceptional, extenuating circumstance (such as illness, injury, mental health issues, a family emergency or misadvising) that prevented the student from being able to withdraw by the earlier refund deadlines
  • Seriousness of the circumstances
  • How much of the term the student attended
  • A one-page student statement that addresses how they were prevented from being able to withdraw prior to posted deadlines. ​​​​​​Read an example here: File Example TRC Statement
  • Medical documentation is required, if petition is related to mental or physical health. A File Medical Documentation Form filled out by a health care provider is preferred.
  • Correspondence with offices or university officials that demonstrate intent to withdraw earlier
  • Evidence of misadvising
  • Statements from instructors confirming the last date of attendance/participation in the course. See an  File Instructor Email Template
  • To complete a tuition refund petition, you must first meet with an advisor in the Office of Academic Advising
    Make an Appointment