Petitions and Forms

Campus Closure Update

Some of the procedures below may have changed due to the campus closure. Please see our Campus Closure page for more information.

General Petitions

For regulations and procedures relating to the following forms, visit Regulations and Procedures for Graduate Academic Affairs  Many petitions are now submitted online via R'Grad (click on the R'Grad icon in your R'Web menu).  See the list below for details.

290 Petition
(Petition for Directed Studies)

Directed study (not research; research = units of 297 or 299) 
Access via R'Grad which can be found in your R'web menu (http://rweb.ucr.edu)

Add a Major

Current graduate students can request to add a major with the approval of the new program and their current program. Please visit Graduate Admissions.

Backdating Course(s) Using an undergraduate course on your graduate transcript

Change in Degree Objective - PhD to Master's

 

Current graduate students may change from PhD to Master's by using this petition.

Change in Degree Objective: Master's to PhD Students who want to change from Master's to PhD must follow the Graduate Admissions instructions.

Change in Major

Current graduate students can request to change to another major with approval from the new program.  Students must apply to the new program by the deadline using the instructions from Graduate Admissions.

Credit by Exam Students who wish to receive credit for a course by formal examination without enrollment in a course.  $5 fee applies.
Double Count

BS/MS students only - identifying courses from undergraduate work to count at the graduate level. 
Use the Transfer Petition via R'Grad which can be found in your R'web menu (http://rweb.ucr.edu)

Education Abroad Program Academic Planning Form for Graduate Students 

Advising form for graduate students who wish to pursue Education Abroad Programs.  Students must start by consulting with the UCR Study Abroad office

Enrollment Adjustment Form Students wanting to make changes to enrollment after week 2 of the quarter.  NOTE: After week 3, a Late or Retroactive Enrollment Adjustment Petition is also required for adding a course.  After week 6, a Late or Retroactive Enrollment Adjustment Petition is also required for a course withdrawal.  After week 3, a $4 fee applies.

Filing Fee for Master’s Students

Master’s students wanting to use Filing Fee status
Access via R'Grad which can be found in your R'web menu (http://rweb.ucr.edu)

Filing Fee for PhD Students
 

PhD students wanting to use Filing Fee status 
Access via R'Grad which can be found in your R'web menu (http://rweb.ucr.edu)

General Petition - not currently in use, use individual petitions instead

Students wanting to extend the time limit for an incomplete grade, waive coursework, double count or backdate units from the UCR undergraduate transcript, increase the unit limit for enrollment, etc.

Grade Appeal

Appeal a grade by submitting form to the Academic Senate 

Half-time Status and Reduced Fees App
(for all except MBA students)

Students who cannot attend more than half-time due to a full-time job or for medical or personal reasons 

Half-time Status and Reduced Fees App
(for AGSM students only)

Students in programs within AGSM who cannot attend more than half-time due to a full-time job or for medical or personal reasons 

In Absentia Registration Application

Research or study requires extended stay outside California (for the duration of a quarter).
Access via R'Grad which can be found in your R'web menu (http://rweb.ucr.edu)

Incomplete Extension Extending an incomplete grade beyond one quarter
Increase Unit Limit Increase the maximum units for a quarter above the 20 unit limit

Intercampus Exchange Application

Take classes at another University of California campus.  This petition is due at least four weeks prior to the beginning of the quarter. 

Fall: September 1
Winter: November 15 (considering holiday campus closures)
Spring: March 1


Completed ICE applications should be emailed to Trina.Elerts@ucr.edu.

Late or Retroactive Enrollment Adjustment Petition

Add or withdraw from units after the deadline (to be accompanied by the Graduate Enrollment Adjustment Form). Change grading basis after the deadline.

Letter of Completion Request Form Request a letter stating that you have completed all degree requirements. You may request this letter if you have an immediate need to show proof of degree completion prior to the transcript and diploma being available and if your degree audit in R'Web is showing 100% complete.

Leave of Absence Form

Request 1-3 quarters of leave from studies
Access via R'Grad which can be found in your R'web menu (http://rweb.ucr.edu)

Manuscript Completion Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts students reporting completion of the manuscript 
NRST Reduction Extension Request Request to extend the 9-quarter reduction after advancement to candidacy to 10 quarters

Readmission

Students who were enrolled in a graduate program for one quarter or more and have withdrawn from the University can apply to re-admit back into that same graduate program 

Remote Participation Request that one member of the oral qualifying exam committee or the thesis/dissertation committee be permitted to participate in the exam remotely

S/NC Petition 

Take a course for S/NC credit: this petition is only necessary for courses numbered 100 and above.  001-099 (lower-division courses) may be taken for S/NC credit without a petition (if S/NC is a cataloged grading option).

Substitute Coursework Students wanting to substitute one required course for another or one non-course requirement for another
Access via R'Grad which can be found in your R'web menu (http://rweb.ucr.edu)
Transfer Coursework Students wanting to transfer coursework from another university or program to their UCR transcript
Access via R'Grad which can be found in your R'web menu (http://rweb.ucr.edu)
Waive Course Work Waive a degree requirement based on previous academic work
Withdrawal Form Withdraw from the University 
Access via R'Grad which can be found in your R'web menu (http://rweb.ucr.edu)