New! Online petition portal for Departmental Exceptions


Petition forms vary in approval requirements and length of review.

 

Petition types routed through the Math Department:

 

1. Departmental Exceptions (online petition portal)

  • Math course transfer equivalency 
  • Math 20E transfer equivalency 
  • Math Major requirement exception 
  • Math Department policy exception 

2. Double Major petitions (email PDF)

3. University Exceptions (email PDF)

  • Late / Retroactive Drop or Withdrawal
  • Late / Retroactive Change of Grade Option
  • Retroactive Incomplete
  • Extension of Incomplete
  • Repetition of course grade in GPA

Petition decisions are communicated through the Virtual Advising Center (VAC).

Please read the information and instructions below for each petition type:

  • Description: 
    • Math courses taken at other schools that are not already on this list should be petitioned for equivalency.
    • Note that our faculty do not review equivalency for courses below the level of calculus (College Algebra, Precalculus, etc.).
    • A course must be UC Transferable (as determined by the Office of Admissions) in order to be eligible for equivalency.
    • This petition is reviewed by the Articulation Committee faculty and the Department Vice Chair. 
  • Required Documents: 
    • Students must upload a syllabus or course outline (with specific lecture topics and textbook/chapter information) with their petition for our faculty to review.
  • Submission: 
    • Submit these petition requests to the Math Department through the online petition portal.
    • Expect 2-3 weeks for full review.

See the following website: Math 20E Equivalency

  • Description:
    • Any course you would like to use to fulfill a Math major requirement that is not currently listed in the General Catalog requirements list must be petitioned.
    • This petition is reviewed by the faculty advisor designated to your major (or proposed major) and the Department Vice Chair. 
  • Required Documents:
    • Upload a course description and/or syllabus copy with your petition for the faculty advisor to review.
    • Upload a copy of your degree audit and/or TritonLink Academic History.
  • Submission: 
    • Submit these petition requests to the Math Department through the online petition portal.
    • Expect 2-3 weeks for full review.
  • Description: 
    • Any department policy you want to request waived (minimum unit requirement, major course grade option requirement, minimum letter grade requirement, minimum GPA requirement, etc.) must be reviewed by petition. 
    • This petition is reviewed by the faculty advisor designated to your major (or proposed major) and/or the Department Vice Chair.
  • Required Documents: 
    • Upload a personal statement explaining why you cannot meet the department policy you are requesting waived.
    • Upload a copy of your degree audit and/or TritonLink Academic History.
  • Submission: 
    • Submit these petition requests to the Math Department through the online petition portal.
    • Expect 2-3 weeks for full review.
  • Description: 
    • Retroactive requests (drop, withdrawal, Incomplete, etc.) after the official University deadline that require Department, College, and Academic Senate review. 
  • Required Documents: 
  • Submission: 
    • University Exception petitions are not submitted through the online portal. Instead, they are submitted by email (mathadvising@math.ucsd.edu).
    • Expect 6-14 weeks for full review.

Petitions for University exceptions may take longer to review as they will undergo more scrutiny and must meet certain criteria for approval, as outlined by the Academic Senate here (PDF).

Please feel free to contact us at mathadvising@math.ucsd.edu if you have questions about other types of petition requests, or if you have any other petition-related questions.