The University of North Florida recognizes that life events beyond your control may impact your academic success. If you feel that there are extenuating circumstances that contributed to poor academic performance or prevented you from meeting an academic requirement, you may submit a Student Petition of Academic Policy.
A student’s circumstances must be extenuating to be considered by the Student Petition of Academic Policy Committee. Academic Policies listed here are considered variances from University academic policies, which may not be petitioned under any circumstances.
Students may submit a Student Petition of Academic Policy for review of the following:
Students wishing to petition an academic policy must submit the following:
The Student Petition of Academic Policy is completed online in myWings:
A statement of extenuating circumstances and supporting documentation should be uploaded prior to submitting your petition. A Student Petition of Academic Policy submitted without both a statement of extenuating circumstances and supporting documentation will not be considered. Letters of support from your academic advisor, faculty member or other University staff are not required, but may be submitted in addition to the required documents.
Submission of a Student Petition of Academic Policy does not guarantee approval. The Student Petition of Academic Policy Committee meets weekly to review petitions. You will be notified via email to your UNF email account once a decision is made.
The answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding the Student Petition of Academic Policy are posted below.
For additional questions, please contact One-Stop Student Services:
Phone: (904) 620-5555
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The Student Petition of Academic Policy Committee meets once a week. Incomplete petitions are not reviewed. Complete petitions include a statement explaining your extenuating circumstances and supporting documentation. Additionally, review by your academic advisor, instructor and department chair is required (if applicable to your request). Petitions submitted by graduate students are reviewed by the Graduate School before being reviewed by the Student Petition of Academic Policy Committee.Should additional documentation be needed to make a decision on your petition, you will be notified via an email to your UNF email account.
Decisions are also sent via email to UNF email addresses only.
Follow these steps to check on the status of your Student Petition of Academic Policy:
1. Log in to myWings
2. Choose the Student tab
4. Select Student Records
5. Select Online Forms
7. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and choose the waiver number that corresponds to your request to view the status.
From here you can see if your academic advisor, instructor (if needed) and chair have reviewed your request. Once all recommendations are made your request will be routed to the appropriate department for a final decision. Petitions submitted by undergraduate students are reviewed by the Student Petition of Academic Policy Committee while petitions submitted by graduate students are reviewed by the Dean of the Graduate School.
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