Academic Petitions

Graduate Academic Petition

There are two ways to access the Graduate Academic Petition system:

  • Link directly to Graduate Academic Petition
  • Through Banner Self Service
    • Log into
    • Select Banner Self Service
    • Select Students Services/Student Accounts -> Student Records -> Academic Petition-Graduate Students

The Graduate Academic Petition system is only available to active graduate students at UNC Charlotte. Inactive students are required to file a paper-based Special Request Form. This form may be downloaded from the Forms web page. 

Request types available in the Graduate Academic Petition are:

Type of Request

What the Request Can Be Used For

Course Overload

Graduate Students are restricted to 12 credit hours per semester (Fall/Spring), and up to 6 hours in the Summer terms.  In some situations, students may request to increase the maximum hours taken in a specific term.

Course Substitution

Students are expected to meet the program requirements established in the Graduate Catalog. In some circumstances, students may be allowed to substitute a course outside the program requirements.

Late Add

Students have until the 8th day of classes to make changes to their registration. In some circumstances, students may request to add a course after the add/drop deadline.

Late Withdrawal

The Registrar’s Office publishes deadlines on withdrawing from a single course or all courses in a specific term. Students who need to withdraw from a course(s) after the deadline must request a late withdrawal.  Retroactive withdrawals for extenuating circumstances may be submitted here.

Leave of Absence

Students who must remain continuously enrolled in the University, and will not be using University resources, must file a leave of absence request.  International students:  contact ISSO before submitting. 

Transfer of Credit

Students who want to transfer either UNC Charlotte courses or non-UNC Charlotte courses must request a transfer of credit.  Requests to transfer non-UNC Charlotte courses must include course descriptions and official transcripts as attachments.

Other Course-Related

Any request not covered by other course related options. Example: extension for an incomplete grade.

Other Non-Course Related

Any request that is neither related to a certain course nor covered by one of the other options listed above.