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The University has one petition form that you should use of all of your petition requests. You should fill out the form online, then print it out and give it to your advisor. There are specific instructions to help you complete the form, but here are some additional hints that should help you with the Type of Request selection:

  • To waive the required course in the concentration use the Exception – Program Requirements option. You must have earned a B or better in the course and it has to have been taken in the past six years. You must attach a course syllabus to this petition. This petition only waives having to take the course again here, it does not waive the credit hours. In the rationale area give the original course prefix, number and title, where you took the course, which semester, the credit hours, the grade you earned, and which UIS Psychology course you are petitioning to waive.
  • To transfer lower division courses for upper division credit use the Request for Upper Division Credit option. This is for students who have taken more than 60 lower division hours at another institution. You are allowed to transfer in up to 12 more lower division hours – for a total of 72 lower division hours – if you earned a C or better in the course. These lower division hours can only be counted toward upper division General Electives at UIS. In the rationale area give the original course prefix, number and title, where you took the course, which semester, the credit hours, and the grade you earned. You may include multiple courses on the same petition.
  • To transfer upper division psychology credit use the Transfer Credit Acceptance option. This is for students who have taken upper division psychology hours at another institution and want to have them count as their upper division psychology credit here. You must have earned a C or better in the course and it has to have been taken in the last 6 years. You must attach a course syllabus to this petition. You can transfer in up to 20 upper division psychology credit hours. In the rationale area give the original course prefix, number and title, where you took the course, which semester, the credit hours, and the grade you earned. You may include multiple courses on the same petition.
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