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Academic Petitions

Qualifications for an Academic Petition

You might qualify to petition to drop or withdraw from courses if the (s) ended within a one-year time frame. Some graduation requirements, academic dismissal, and academic ineligibility may also be petitioned using this process. To initiate a petition: call, walk in, or Skype Student Records and Registration. 

Academic Petition Process

The Student Records and Registration Office follows a seven-step process to review and approve academic petitions.
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Step 1: Office Initiate
Contact Student Records & Registration

Call or walk into Student Records and Registration to initiate an academic petition. (Transcript changes (drop/withdraw), academic dismissal, graduation requirements.) A form with questions will be emailed to you.
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Step 2: Student Submit
Complete a Petition Form

Answer every question and attach supporting documents if applicable. Keep information clear, concise, and relevant to your petition and situation. Don’t forget to proofread your petition before submitting.

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Step 3: Office Prep
Gathering Information

Depending on the petition, Exception Counselors will gather information such as professor’s comments, degree progress, additional department input, and clarification of specifics.

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Step 4: Committee Review
Your Petition is Reviewed

All documents including the responses you submitted along with additional information from the “Office Prep” stage are reviewed in committee. The committee consists of faculty, administration, and student representation.
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Step 5: Decision Made
A Final Decision

A decision is made once the Committee has weighed all options. The committee is tasked with doing what they consider to be equitable for the student and protecting the integrity of BYU-Idaho.
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Step 6: Notification
Decision Notification

You will receive a decision email to your email address. You will also receive a call from an Exception Counselor to answer any questions and explore further options.
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Step 7: Changes if Applicable
Final Stage

Depending on the committee’s decision changes to your official record may be applied.