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Exceptions Rule/Graduate Studies General Petition Form:

The following sections provide guidelines that apply to all graduate students. If there is a question about the interpretation of a policy, the University officer charged with the decision or step shall uphold due process, fairness, and academic standards for all students but shall provide documentation, in the form of a cover memo or the Graduate Studies General Petition Form, if an exception is made, which shall be signed by the Graduate Program Coordinator/Chair, the Dean of the School, the Dean of Graduate Studies, and submitted for formal approval to either the Provost, the Registrar, the Vice President for Student Affairs, or other officer as needed.

A complete record of all Exceptions/Graduate Studies General Petition Forms shall be kept for seven (7) years in the Office of Graduate Studies and in the individual student file.