Petitions and Forms

When students require special consideration or exceptions to standard academic processes, they may submit a petition.  All petitions will be reviewed by the Appeals Committee, which is composed of A&S faculty members. Students will be notified of a decision via email after submitting their first petition. For an appeal of a previous decision, students should expect a longer wait for notification.

If you need assistance filling out one of these forms please come to the A&S Advising office in Gardiner Hall and we will be glad to help you.

Note: If prompted to login to use any of the following forms, please use your ULink username and password.

Repeat a course (online form)

If you have retaken a class to improve your first unsatisfactory grade, you may submit this form to request the exclusion of your first grade from your GPA.

Late add a class

Submit this form for each course you wish to add after the registration deadline. NOTE: you must also submit an Instructors Remarks form for each class you are attempting to late add.

Read more: How do I late add/drop/change a class after the deadline?

Late withdraw a class, change to Audit, or Pass/Fail past deadline

Submit this form for each course you wish to withdraw from after the posted withdrawal deadline, or to change grading options (pass/fail or letter-grade). This form is also used to request a late change to audit after the deadline. You may complete this anytime after the deadline to withdraw, but it must be processed before your graduation date. Approval is considered on a case by case basis, and is NOT guaranteed. NOTE: you must also submit an Instructors Remarks form for each class you are attempting to late add.

Read more: How do I late add/drop/change a class after the deadline?

Instructor's remarks

This form must accompany a student’s petition for a waiver of the deadline to withdraw, to add or register, or to change the grading status (audit, pass/fail, letter-grade) in a course. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain the instructors remarks. If you are not sure of the instructor's name or how to locate the instructor, please contact the department offering the course. 

Curriculum exception

Submit this petition to request an exception (or waiver) for total hours for graduation, hours at the 300+ level and above, GPA, course load limit, residency, readmission from suspension (without sitting out at all), course substitution, and to request academic bankruptcy. This petition is also used for requests which do not have a designated form - such as Fresh Start (and other).

Admission exception

Managed by UofL Office of Admissions - if you have completed the admission application process (including submission of application, official transcripts and application fee) and it has been determined that you do not meet the admission criteria, you may be required to submit an admission petition.

Re-admission exception

Managed by UofL office of admissions - if you have not been enrolled in UofL for at least one semester due to suspension or any other reason, please fill out this petition for readmission to the University of Louisville. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at (502) 852-6531.

*If you are seeking to waive your suspension you should use the curriculum exception form (above) instead.

Re-enroll request

Managed by the Office of the Registrar - this form is to be completed by students who were not enrolled during the immediate past semester and who wish to continue in the school and program in which they were last registered.

Managed by the UofL Office of Admissions - students may use this form to appeal a course equivalency decision from a student transfer evaluation.

Submit an Intra University Transfer (IUT) form if you are currently in another unit (Business, Education, Kent, Music, Nursing, Public Health, or Speed) and are seeking admission to A&S, or if ou are currently an A&S student who wants to be admitted to another unit.

Visiting Student Letter

A visiting student letter (VSL) allows you to take a class at another University, and transfer it back to UofL. In order to take a class outside of UofL you must get a visiting student letter before you take the course.

Part-time student application for Dean's Scholars or Dean's List

Part-time students may request to be named to the Dean's Scholars or Dean's List if, by combining a series of semesters that are consecutive from the standpoint of the student's enrollment, she or he meets the performance standards specified in the document linked to above.

Apply for Independent Study, Research or Internship

Coming soon.

Return all paper forms to:

College of Arts & Sciences
Advising Office
1st floor Gardiner Hall
Louisville, KY 40292

You may also send a FAX: (502) 852-7230.

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