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Undergraduate Petitions

Exceptions to Undergraduate Academic Policy are granted only in rare instances. This is not because the university is unfeeling toward individual needs, but because it cares about the integrity of its academic standards and believes that by maintaining that integrity, the university ultimately provides a greater service to the entire community.

Course Repeat button

Requests to repeat a class for a third and final attempt at UMBC or elsewhere

Course Repeat
Petition Deadlines

Fall 2020 Semester
August 6, 2020 – Closed

Spring 2021 Semester
January 5, 2021

Summer/Winter Sessions
Deadline is three weeks prior to the start of the session.

[ Only considered in exceptional cases with advisor recommendation due to fast pace and high risk ]

Graduation Requirements

Requests for an exception to graduation requirements related to the General Education Program and/or University Requirements. Requests for exceptions related to the major, minor, or certificate requirements must be directed to the specific academic department. Requests for an exception to participate in the undergraduate commencement ceremony may also be submitted here. All requests submitted via this petition form will be reviewed by the Graduation Petition Committee (GPC).

Grading Method button

Requests to change the grading method after the published deadline.

Late Add button

Requests to register for a course after the end of the schedule adjustment period.

Non-applicable Semester

Requests to declare a particular single semester as non-applicable.

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