Petition for Late Change of Registration

Students are responsible for managing their own registration and knowing and complying with the Academic Regulations and published deadlines established in the Academic Calendar. Students who have experienced extraordinary circumstances that have prevented them from adhering to policies and deadlines and wish to request a registration/schedule adjustment after the deadlines published in the academic calendar may submit a Petition for Late Change of Registration form to request an exception. The Academic Requirements Committee reviews student petitions for exceptions to academic regulations and approval is not guaranteed. Petitions for exceptions include but are not limited to:

  • Late course add/drop
  • Late course withdrawal
  • Late change of grading basis
  • Late withdraw from the term

Submitting a Petition

Students must carefully read the Petition for Late Change of Registration and provide all required information. The complete petition (signed and dated) with all required signatures and supporting documentation can be submitted to the Office of the Registrar at [email protected]. Incomplete petitions will not be accepted and returned to the student.

Deadline to Submit Petition

The Academic Requirements Committee meets every Wednesday during the term. Petitions submitted to the Office of the Registrar by noon on Thursday will be reviewed by the committee the next week. 

In order for your petition to be considered for a particular week's meeting, you must submit your complete petition, including all required signatures and any supporting documentation. Please note that if your petition requires instructor and/or advisor input, your petition is not complete until we receive a response to our request for information.

Petition Decision

The decision of the Academic Requirements Committee will be communicated through the student’s OSU email account within 1-2 business days following the Wednesday meeting. If you are a former student we ask that you provide the best contact number and personal email address which will be verified.

If you do not agree with the outcome, please refer to the email from the Office of the Registrar containing your petition results for directions on how to appeal the committee’s decision. To appeal a denial, you must provide a response and new information and/or documentation that clarifies or addresses the denial reason.