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GENERAL ACADEMIC PETITION INSTRUCTIONS

Use this petition for requests other than a late drop, a late add, a Degree Works inquiry/request, or an overload request. Discuss your General Academic Petition request with your Undergraduate Director or your Instructor (see petition for appropriate contact). Instructors or Undergraduate Directors should send approval emails directly to Harpur College at harppet@binghamton.edu. Submit the complete General Academic Petition, including any relevant documentation to harppet@binghamton.edu.  

This petition may be used for the following:

  • Harpur writing course substitution
    At the beginning of a semester, senior students only may request consideration of non-designated Harpur course for Harpur writing satisfaction as a ‘W’ writing course. The instructor must confirm how the student will fulfill the writing requirement. The instructor's signature is required.
  • Extension of Incomplete beyond the 18-month grade change deadline
    Provide the department and course number, the semester in which you took the course, the reason why it was not completed, and the way and time frame in which you expect to finish the course work. Approval of Extensions of Incompletes must be signed by the instructor who submitted the original ‘I’ grade. Students should not register for this course again since the instructor will submit a change of grade form for the original registration. 
  • Change of Bulletin Year
    Students readmitted under current Bulletin year requirements may petition to return to their original Bulletin provided that Bulletin is no older than ten years. The department Undergraduate Director’s signature is required.
  • A waiver of residence
    This is a leave to continue or complete degree requirements at another institution. Study Abroad, National Student Exchange students, and students who wish to complete their final credits elsewhere make this request. The major department undergraduate director signature is required.
  • Other
    May include changing grading option after the deadline, exceeding a Harpur limit, etc., etc., etc.

Checklist

1. Discuss your General Academic Petition request with your Undergraduate Director or your Instructor (see petition for appropriate contact)

2. Send a copy of your petition requests to your Instructor or Undergraduate Director. Instructor or Undergraduate Directors should send approval emails to Harpur College at harppet@binghamton.edu

3. Submit the complete General Academic Petition, including any relevant documentation to harppet@binghamton.edu.

Petitions typically take up to five business days to be evaluated. When further investigation is required, it may take longer. Results of your petition will be emailed to you at your Binghamton email address with further instruction, if necessary.

Type directly into General Academic Petition form

Last Updated: 3/19/20