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What is an Academic Petition?
An academic petition is a formal appeal made by a student to request an exception
to an academic policy or requirement (see www.ciu.edu/catalogs for
a complete listing of policies and requirements). 
 
Please use the following to assist you as you write your petition. 
 If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the
Office of the University Registrar at (803) 807-5059 or registrar@ciu.edu.
 
     The rest is up to us!
The Registrar's Office will notify you by CIU email of the status of your petition.
GENERAL PETITIONS
 

Request

Petition

Chain

Deadline

 

 
Waiver of General Requirements

 

 
 

 

   

Student >   Advisor >   Dean

 

 

At least one semester prior to graduation
 

 Waiver of Registration Limits (late drop/add, minimum GPA for FDS, waiver of prerequisites/co-requisites, etc.)

 

 

 
General Petition

 


Student   >   Advisor   >   Dean

 

 
Prior to the add deadline for the semester
 
 

 

 

 UNDERGRADUATE-LEVEL PETITIONS
 

Request

Petition

Chain

Deadline

 

Substitutions & Waivers within the
 

·  Major Requirements,

·  General Education, 

·  Upper Ministry Skills

 

 

 

  General Petition

 

 

  Student   >   Advisor   >
Program Director (if applicable)   >  
Dean

 

 

  At least one semester prior to graduation

 

 

Christian Service Learning (CSL) Waivers

 

 CSL Petition 

 

  Student   >   Advisor   >   CSL Director

 

  At least one semester prior to graduation

 

 

   

 

 

 GRADUATE-LEVEL PETITIONS
 

Request

Petition

Chain

Deadline

 
 
 
Substitutions--Same alph-designator,
(e.g. BIB for BIB)
 
 
 

 


 
  Student   >   Advisor   >   Dean
 
 
At least one semester prior to graduation
Substitutions-- Different alph-designator,
(e.g. ICS for MIN)

 

 

 

 
 
 Student >  Advisor  > Instructor
(of replaced course)  >   Dean

 

At least one semester prior to graduation
 
 

Permission to Transfer Work after Matriculation

Graduate-Level Petition

 

Student   >   Advisor   >     Dean

 

At least one semester prior to graduation

 

 


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