Below is a list of the petitions available to students. Please read through the requirements carefully. Please e-mail ACES-Academics for any questions or petition submissions.
This form is for students enrolled in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences wishing to complete major requirements for two majors within the college. The form must be completed in full and submitted for review to the college's Academic Programs office, 128 Mumford Hall no later than 5 p.m. of the 10th day of classes in the term of expected graduation.
Double Major Form
This form is for students enrolled in other colleges on the University of Illinois campus wishing to complete major requirements for receiving a College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences degree.
The form needs to be completed in full and submitted for review to the Academic Programs office. It is your responsibility to obtain and submit with this form any documentation that supports the request. This form must be submitted to Academic Programs/128 Mumford Hall no later than 5 p.m. of the first day of classes one calendar year prior to the term of your graduation.
Request for Concurrent Second Degree
University of Illinois students who want to take courses at Parkland College during the summer, fall, or spring terms must download, carefully read, and fill out the appropriate Concurrent Enrollment form.
Concurrent Enrollment Form for U.S. Resident Students
Concurrent Enrollment Form for International Students
Petitions are to be submitted for all requests of substitutions for required courses. The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences does not waive total hours required in a degree program. Requests to make a substitution for a required course should be made prior to enrolling in the alternative course; having completed the alternative course does not assure approval. Course substitutions are not approved based on course descriptions. Syllabi for the required and replacement courses must contain a list of topics and must be attached to the request unless the course is included on our syllabi page.
Course Substitution Petition
The college strongly encourages students to consult their academic advisor about the possible implications of selecting the Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) option. If you missed the deadline and still would like to be considered for CR/NC, please include reasoning for missing the deadline within the designated area on the CR/NC form.
The credit/no-credit grading option is designed to encourage student exploration into areas of academic interest that they might otherwise avoid for fear of poor grades. Students must choose the credit/no credit option during the first half of the course term (e.g., the first eight weeks of the semester, the fourth week of the summer session, or by the fourth week of an eight-week course), or before completing half the lessons of a correspondence course.
Students can technically place any course on Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) status. However, if a course is being used for any specific degree requirement, the student will have to retake it for a letter grade.
If you are on academic probation, you may not use the CR/NC option.
Instructors are not notified if a course is elected as CR/NC and will award a grade for the course. A grade of C- or better to receive credit for the course. The course will be counted in the total credit hours, but not in the GPA.
Two courses per semester (one course per summer session) are allowed when using the CR/NC grading option. Eighteen hours of CR/NC grading may apply toward the minimum needed for graduation.
Please note that taking a course CR/NC is not a good way to avoid poor grades.
Credit/No Credit Form
This petition is required if you request to drop a course after the midpoint of the class. In the case of extenuating circumstances, special administrative exceptions to the campus deadline may be made. The petition must include relevant documentation, as the request will not be reviewed/considered without these documents.
You can drop a course any time until the midpoint of the term in which the course is offered unless:
It is wise to see an advisor before dropping any course to discuss reasons for dropping it and the implications the drop will have for progress toward degree completion. If it's a required course, be sure the class is offered again prior to graduation. Also be aware that dropping to fewer than 12 hours will cause a student to be classified as a part-time student (underload), which may have implications on eligibility for financial aid, insurance, and scholarships. Permission to drop after the deadline will be granted only in cases of documented extenuating circumstances. Depending on your other enrollment and the timing, you might be eligible for some refund of tuition and fees.
Petition to Drop a Course after the Deadline
To submit a grade replacement, students must understand the following rules:
Intent to use grade replacement must be filed during the first half of the semester in which the course is repeated.
When the Grade Replacement Policy is used, the original grade remains on your permanent record and is flagged with an “R” for “replacement.” Only the grade earned in the second attempt will be included in calculation of your grade point average. It is important to note that most graduate programs, including vet schools and law schools, still use the original instance of the course in calculating your GPA, even if grade replacement was applied. Grade Replacement Calculator.
Grade Replacement Form
An incomplete grade ("I"), as defined by the Student Code (§3-104), may be requested by a student who is experiencing an extenuating circumstance (i.e. a serious illness, personal injury, death in the immediate family, etc.) that is inhibiting the student from completing the remaining coursework by the end of the term. All students requesting an “I” grade must complete this form for each course they wish to receive an extension and incomplete grade. If approved by the College of ACES, students must work with the instructor for the course to complete all remaining coursework by the designated deadline, which is typically, the deadline to drop a full semester course in the subsequent semester (published on the campus website). Incomplete grades that are not substituted with a final grade by this deadline will be marked as a failing grade (“F”).
Incomplete Grade Request Form
This form is to be used when adding a course or changing sections after the deadline to add a course.
Late Course Change Form
Undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program at the U of I are not required to complete a minor for degree certification. However, many find this a desirable opportunity to study at some depth in a subject matter of additional interest to their major field of study. To officially pursue a minor on this campus, students must be aware of the information and follow the procedures outlined by the Provost.
Students who would like to add an ACES minor to their degree program can fill out this form with the help of the minor advisor.
Intent to Pursue a Minor Form
Students who would like to add a minor not within the College of ACES, should consult with the minor advisor for the appropriate form.
ACES students who intend to drop their minor from their degree need to fill out this minor drop form.
Minor Drop Form
ACES students who need to substitute a course required for their minor or cancel their minor should complete this form and submit it to the ACES Academic Programs Office, 128 Mumford Hall. Please note that to substitute for a required course requires the top four steps, but cancellation of a minor is found at the bottom of the form and does not require any signatures.
Minor Modification Form
Required if you:
Request for Non-Degree Status
This form is used to request enrollment in more than 18 hours in the fall or spring term or for enrollment in more than nine hours for the summer term. Overload requests will be considered with the following:
Overload Request Form
Part-time enrollment for undergraduates is an exception to policy and must be requested using this form.
Re-entry for a Second Degree Form
This petition can be completed by students appealing being put on drop status at the end of the previous semester. A link to this petition is included in the letter placing a student on drop status, or can be obtained by contacting ACES Academic Programs.
All proposals for funding requests for registered student organizations will be reviewed at the department level and then in Academic Programs. Organizations must seek funding and/or approval from the department before submitting the proposal to Academic Programs. RSOs must be actively involved in ACES Council for their request to be considered.
RSO Fund Request Form
This petition is for undergraduate students in the College of ACES who are requesting to withdraw from a semester (or drop individual courses) after the conclusion of the final examination and/or submission of final grades for that term. The College of ACES will only consider this petition for students who experienced extraordinary extenuating circumstances beyond the students’ control that prevented them from initiating a withdrawal or course drop during the past semester. (Note: If you were enrolled in a different college on campus during the semester you are attempting to retroactively withdraw or drop courses, you must contact that college to make this request.) If you no longer have access to your Illinois NetID and password, please fill out the PDF version of the petition.
Retroactive Course Drop or Withdrawal Petition
Petition used to withdraw or cancel enrollment from the university. See our academic calendars for information on official academic dates, including the deadlines for adding and dropping classes that may affect this request.
Students can still request a cancellation through Student Self-Service by using the "Cancel Registration" option through May 12th.
Use this cancellation form to drop all Summer 2 term course(s), June 10 – August 1. This must be done PRIOR to the first day of classes, midnight, June 9.
Summer Course Cancellation Form
All others, use this withdrawal/cancellation form.
This petition form is to make requests for which there is not a specific form listed above.
Special Request Petition