Senate Petition Requests

Senate Petition Requests

The Senate Committee on Undergraduate Education does not grant petitions automatically. If strong documented justification is provided, petitions are granted for unusual circumstances that are beyond the student’s control. Petitions are typically rejected if the main justification appears to be to raise the student’s grade-point average. Petitions are not reviewed on a regular schedule but are processed as quickly as possible. A letter indicating if a petition has been approved or denied is sent to the student within five weeks from the date that the Senate Office receives the petition.

Instructions for the Preparation of Senate Petitions

Checklists for Petitions

Sample Petition Letters

Required Student Forms for Petitions

Senate Petition Contact for Penn State Altoona
Gina Baird, College Registrar
E130 Smith Building
Phone: 814-949-5035
Fax: 814-949-5702