Requests for Exceptions to Academic Policies

In special circumstances, a student may submit a request for exception to registration or Wharton academic policies. Students must present compelling, exceptional, and (sometimes) documented circumstances when making their request. Students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor before submitting a petition. 

Students who wish to petition the Committee should submit the relevant Path Form under the Petitions section. Decisions about requests will be evaluated according to the standards and principles of existing policies and deadlines, along with consideration to fairness and equity for all students. Requests will only be granted upon a demonstration of good cause. 

For all inquiries, please contact the petitions team at