Academic Petitions

An academic petition enables a student to request a course substitution or a program requirement waiver when extenuating circumstances have occurred. You are strongly encouraged to meet with your academic advisor to determine whether or not a petition is appropriate for your situation.

There are two types of requests you can make with an Academic Petition – course substitution or program requirement waiver.

Course Substitution

This is a request to use a course taken at Minneapolis College or another institution in place of a course required for your current program or major. In order for a course substitution to occur, you must have already taken the course at Minneapolis College or transferred it from another institution.

Program Requirement Waiver

This is a request to be exempt from particular course requirement based on an overall completion of relevant coursework or experience. If a requirement waiver is granted, you must make up the credits with appropriate coursework in order to meet the minimum number of college-level credits required for your program.

Academic Petition Forms

Academic petition forms are available at the Student Services Center (T.2200), from your academic advisor, or by requesting a form online. Make sure to read through all of the instructions on the first page of the petition, so that you understand the entire process.