Standards Petitions

The College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Standards Committee is comprised of faculty, advisors and administration from the college that meet once per month to review requests for exceptions to departmental or university policy. For questions regarding the petitioning process please call 480-965-4464 or email CISAadvising@asu.edu

Instructions

Please review the following list of standards petition requests and select the appropriate petition designated for your request.  The petition is an Adobe Fillable PDF form.  You will need to download, save, and then open the form to complete the information required.  Once you have completed your petition, please save and email to CISAadvising@asu.edu 

 

Standards Petitions must be received no later than 24 hours prior to the next available standards meeting.  See schedule below for dates.

Students will receive an email, approximately 2 - 3 business days after the scheduled Standards Committee meeting, with the committee decision.  

 

Standards Committee Schedule 
Committee meeting dates 

Request a course overload 

To request permission to enroll in more credit hours than are typically allowed in a single semester or session 

  • Submit a new petition each semester in which you wish to take an overload.
  • Approvals still require that students meet university enrollment deadlines and requirements. 
  • Select:  Course Overload Petition

Request to enroll in a class for a third time or more

To request permission to retake a course for which you have previously earned an “E” or “D” more than twice  

  • You may not take a course three or more times if you have passed that course with a “C” or higher. 
  • Approvals still require that students meet university enrollment deadlines and requirements. 
  • Select:  University Petition

Request General Studies designation or requirements 

To request that you receive General Studies credit (L, MA, FYC, CS, HU, SB, SG, SQ, C, G, or H) for a course without a General Studies designation 

  • Include a syllabus or course description for your request to be reviewed. Please send your syllabus or course description to CISAadvising@asu.edu.
  • ASU omnibus (e.g., 294, 394, or 494) or transfer courses may also be reviewed through this process for general studies credit.
  • Select: University Petition

Request to enroll in a 500-level class or above as an undergraduate student. 

To allow an undergraduate student to enroll in a 500-level class or above  

  • Permission to enroll from the instructor must be included in order for this request to be reviewed.
  • Select College Standards Petition

Request to enroll in a 500-level class and reserve for future graduate credit.

To allow an undergraduate student to enroll in a 500-level class or above and reserve credit for future graduate studies. Please note that students may reserve a maximum of 9 credit hours.

  • Select: College Standards Petition

Pursue concurrent degrees

To pursue two or more majors concurrently at ASU. Please note that concurrent degrees require students to complete 30 unique hours for each additional degree.

  • To request concurrent degrees, please provide the name of the degree and college offering the degree for proposed degree/s
  • An advising appointment with a CISA advisor is required to process your request
  • Select: College Standards Petition

Retain a previous catalog year. 

To allow students to complete degree requirements under a different catalog year 

  • Select: University Petition

Request to waive university graduation requirements.

To request exceptions to the university general graduation requirements  

  • University Graduation requirements: Minimum 120 hours30 resident credits, 45 upper-division hours, and/or honors residency 56 hours. Students should provide evidence to support the rationale.
  • Select: University Petition

Accept any transfer credits for which you were not previously given credit.

To request credit be given to a transfer course that did not receive a direct equivalency or was deemed non-transferable. Please include the following:  

  • Course syllabus 
  • Course description
  • Select: University Petition

Request any other exception to university or college policy. 

  • Additional requests not listed above 
  • Select:  University Petition

 

Petition Forms