From admission to graduation there are academic regulations to guide you. It is important to be aware of and regularly consult academic regulations. By educating yourself about university regulations you will be aware of your available options, existing restrictions, and university requirements. Your academic advisor can be a great resource for talking through academic regulations and making sure you meet them.
Some academic regulations afford you the opportunity to request certain actions be taken. In these instances the university provides structured general university policies and procedures by which requests can be submitted, reviewed, and decisions rendered.