There are a variety of reasons that a student may request a policy exemption or changes in registration outside of university deadlines. You must request permission from the CBS Scholastics Committee to make requirement substitutions within your CBS major/minor, to request exceptions to University policies, and to make changes to your registration if the cancel/add deadlines for the semester have passed.
The CBS Scholastics Committee is a group of faculty and staff who meet regularly to make decisions regarding students’ requests for policy exemptions. The committee only reviews Academic Policy Petitions submitted electronically, so it is important to make your request as detailed and complete as possible.
To submit an Academic Policy Petition to the CBS Scholastics Committee:
Complete the Academic Policy Petition form found on One Stop’s forms page.
Select the correct type of petition for your situation/request (see below for detailed description of each petition type).
Provide a detailed explanation of your request. If necessary, confirm that all course information for a registration change is correct, and submit documentation in support of your request based on the table below.
You will receive an email confirmation that your petition was submitted successfully.
You will receive a decision regarding your petition and any additional next steps via email from the CBS Scholastics Committee.
The Committee meets every week September through May
The Committee meets every three weeks June through August
Please include the appropriate documentation for your petition based on the table below. In lieu of detailed, personal medical records, you can find the Medical Supplement on the One Stop forms page. Failure to submit appropriate documentation may delay the review of your petition and/or result in the denial of your petition. Your documentation will be destroyed on completion of the petition review.
Readmission and Reinstatement
For more information about readmission and/or reinstatement to CBS, please review the Returning to CBS website. You may be seeking readmission and/or reinstatement if you are returning to CBS after a Leave of Absence, extended time away, or suspension.
Exceptions/Petitions to Liberal Education Requirements
According to University of Minnesota policy, Liberal Education course substitutions are never granted and course waivers are rarely approved. Please note that Liberal Education petitions are reviewed by the Office of Undergraduate Education. For non-University of Minnesota transfer courses, please see the Admissions website for information on petitioning these courses to be used to fulfill Liberal Education requirements. For more information, please contact your CBS Academic Advisor.
Students should be aware that help is available when unexpected situations arise. Many students face extenuating circumstances at some point in their undergraduate careers, which can make it more challenging to keep a healthy balance between academics, personal life, and work. CBS advisors are committed to helping students find ways to successfully overcome these challenges and make whatever changes are needed for maintaining personal well-being and academic achievement. In some cases, it may be necessary for students to limit their course load, seek Incomplete grades in courses, take a temporary leave of absence, or gain assistance from one of the following resources: