Petition Process

Petition Process for
UCLA Samueli Engineering undergraduates

 Internal HSSEAS Petition: Editable PDF**

Petitions must be submitted to 6426 Boelter Hall by noon on Wednesday in order to be reviewed in the Thursday petitions meeting.  Petitions submitted after noon on Wednesday will be reviewed on the following Thursday.  Please note that OASA does not sign off on forms, including Dashew forms, on the same day submitted.  Please submit these forms well in advance if you have a deadline to submit them.

**NOTE: If you are having difficulty saving the PDF, try printing it as a PDF, which will allow you to save it to your hard drive. Please use Adobe Reader to edit the PDF.

Students submitting petitions to the Associate Dean must present legible, clearly stated requests, based on logically correct and academically meaningful reasons, supported by appropriate documentation. NOTE: There is no guarantee any petition will be approved. Please plan accordingly.
Students may obtain hard copy petitions at 6426 BH or use the editable pdf version.
Students may submit directly to 6426 BH or via MyUCLA Message Center.
Students may pick up petition results at 6426 Boelter Hall and/or check MyUCLA Message Center for petition results.  
Request Form/Petition Required Additional Information or Supporting Materials Needed Other Considerations
Change catalog year to current catalog Submit CCLE survey here Student must follow all requirements of new catalog
Excess (more than 21) units Excess Study List Petition Previous term grades Student must be in good academic standingStudent must meet requisites for proposed courses
Enroll in 195/199 contract course Generate contract through MyUCLA Pay attention to 195/199 instructions outlined here.

Contract forms for enrollment in 195 & 199 courses must be submitted to 6426BH no later than the Tuesday of week 2,

to avoid the 3rd week add fee.  This fee will be assessed during 3rd week regardless of the reason.  To avoid this fee, it is advisable to begin the contract course process before the quarter begins.

 

GE course not on list Internal HSSEAS Petition 

Department and course number

Course outline/syllabus

Specify the category you want this GE to fulfillAcademic justification
Late Add/Drop Internal HSSEAS Petition 

Department and course number

Why you missed the deadline

Documentation, such as medical verification or letter from employer verifying work hours and employment

Compelling reason why an exception should be made

For personal/family reasons see your counselor FIRST
Students should continue to attend class as a a petition does not guarantee approval.

Change of Major Within HSSEAS Change of Major Online Process Statement (at most one page) of interest in proposed major Please reference the change of major website for criteria and other consideration needed before you file a request.  Do not request a change of major if you are not in good academic standing, but instead meet with an OASA counselor to discuss options.
Major required course substitution Internal HSSEAS Petition 

Department and course number

Course outline/syllabus for both the required course and the course you want to substitute

Specify the quarter  you completed or plan to take the course in question

Academic justification

Substitutions for required courses are RARELY approved

Major Elective Internal HSSEAS Petition 

Department and course number and title of course

Course outline/syllabus

Specify the quarter  you completed or plan to take the course in question

Academic justification of why this course should fulfill the major requirement and how the course relates to your major program or other electives completed or planned.

It may help to also list your other electives completed and planned, including course being petitioned for so we have a sense of your plans.

Technical Breadth Elective Internal HSSEAS Petition

Department and course number and title of the course

Course outline/syllabus

Specify the quarter you completed or plan to take the course

Clearly outline your technical breadth area and make sure you have declared the area via MyEngineering

Academic justification of why the course should complete the requirement and how it the course relates to the area you have chosen or other electives completed or planned.

Include the two other courses that will complete your technical breadth requirements

Double Major/Minor Request to Add a Double Major or Minor Form (available at 6426 BH) At least a 3.00 gpa and in good academic standing.  Must provide 4 or 5 year plan of all courses to be taken in primary major and second major/minor, per the petition form Use the Request to Add a Double Major or Minor Form (available at 6426 BH) FIRSTIf approved, additional paperwork will be required to officially add a double major/minor.
Extend Grade of Incomplete UniversityPetition_Blue

Department and course numberReason you are unable to complete the work on time

Verification of your reason if appropriate (e.g. note or email from instructor)

Request your extension BEFORE the grade of I lapses to F.
Enroll in a Graduate course Internal HSSEAS Petition 

Department and course numberCourse syllabus/outline

Clarify if this is for excess unit (an extra course) or you are attempting to satisfy a major requirement and which one.

You must have a 3.000 GPA and meet requisites for the graduate course in question

If approved, then obtain PTE number from instructor

Change of Major from outside HSSEAS (L&S) see Change of Major website for details
Waive Units or Course Internal HSSEAS Petition   Department and course number and/or requirement (e.g. lower division math) to be waived Discuss this with your counselor BEFORE submitting a petition

Exception to Grading Basis

 

UniversityPetition_Blue Department and course number
Approval of department offering the course
These petitions are rarely if ever approved for engineering courses and generally apply to non-engineering courses only.  Petitioning does not guarantee approval
Enroll in less than 12 units Internal HSSEAS Petition 

Term requesting <12.0 unitsCourses planned

Medical and work related reasons require verification (e.g. doctors note or letter from employer specifying work hours or change)

If you need less than 12 units to graduate, confirm with the degree auditor

For personal/family reasons see your counselor FIRST

 

Repeat a course more than once UniversityPetition_Blue Course(s) to be repeated and terms in which the course(s) were previously taken You are advised to review the repeat rule
Restore credit for a course due to a sequence violation UniversityPetition_Blue Department and course number
Approval from the department with the sequence rule
Discuss this with your counselor BEFORE submitting a petition
Credit for courses taken while under dismissal UniversityPetition_Blue  List of schools attended, and the terms you attended them You must be in good academic standing before requesting credit for courses taken while dismissed

NOTE: There is no guarantee any petition will be approved. Please plan accordingly.