Forms and Petitions

College students may print the following documents using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Some of these are also available in hard copy at the College Advising Reception Desk on the second floor of Harper Memorial Library.

Please note: do not use Apple’s “Preview” application to complete these forms or they may not display properly; use Acrobat software instead.


General Petition
Use this form to request exemption or special consideration from various College rules and requirements. See the second page of the form for instructions.

Petition to Transfer Credit
Use this form to request credit for a  course in which you plan to enroll outside of the University of Chicago. The rules for transferring credit can be found in the College Catalog. (Students with inactive logins should use the PDF version of the transfer petition form.)

Language Petition
This form is for students who have lived and gone to school in another culture and wish to document that for their language competency requirement, and for students who wish to get credit for language courses in the second year and beyond after taking a course they placed into.

Petition to Enroll in Professional School Courses
Students who wish to enroll in courses in a professional school other than the Booth School of Business should begin the process as early as they can.  This form should be completed only after consulting with your College Adviser. See the section on Graduate and Professional School Courses for details and the second page of the form for instructions.

Additional Quarter of Enrollment Petition

This petition is for students who wish to enroll beyond the ordinary twelve quarters of enrollment. Students should consult the College Registration Policies in addition to their College Adviser. Note: No student may enroll in more than thirteen quarters. 

Petition to Enroll in a 5th Course
This petition is for students who wish to enroll beyond 400 units in a quarter. Students will also need to submit a signed consent form from their instructor.



Consent to Complete a Minor Program Form 
This form must be completed and approved by the department before a minor can be official declared. The form is due by the end of the student's third year.

Leave of Absence Form
In advance of your leave of absence appointment, you may fill out this form to bring with you. Learn more about our policies on the Leave of Absence section of this site.

Petition to Use a Single Bachelor's Paper for Two Majors 
Must be completed by both departments. Due by the end of Autumn Quarter of fourth year.

Biological Sciences B.S. Degree Faculty Consent Form
Students who wish to graduate with a B.S. in the Biological Sciences must submit a B.S. thesis proposal by the fifth week of Spring Quarter in their third year.

Language Placement Reporting Form
This form is to be used by language coordinators and placement contacts to report a placement determined by consultation or a change in placement.

Resumption of Studies Form
Students who have been withdrawn from the College or who have been on leave of absence for more than 8 quarters, except as otherwise provided for in this policy (see Voluntary Leave of Absence) are required to submit a completed Petition to Resume Studies along with supporting materials eight weeks prior to the start of the quarter of intended return. The petition will be reviewed by the Committee on the Resumption of Studies, which will exercise reasoned judgment in deciding whether the resumption of studies is appropriate. The results of the review will be timely communicated in writing to the student upon completion of the review. The College is not obliged to approve student resumption petitions. The decision of the Committee on the Resumption of Studies is final and unreviewable.

In cases where a student’s leave involves medical conditions, the resumption of studies is contingent upon the condition being resolved or managed successfully. In order to protect the student’s privacy, the Dean of Students (or designee) will consider germane medical and other information available, including information provided in a timely manner by the student, before the petition is forwarded to the Committee on the Resumption of Studies. See Returning to the College from a LOA or Withdrawal. Upon return, students are expected to complete the requirements for the degree without further interruption.

FERPA Certification and Release of Student Directory Information
If at any time a student wishes to keep his or her directory information private, the University has an obligation to meet the student's request and not publish or share this information Students can indicate that their directory information should not be released without their express written consent by logging into and editing their privacy settings in the My Information portlet on the Home Tab.

Reading & Research Forms and Incomplete Forms are available from the College Advisers.


Degree Program Worksheet
Four-Year Plan Worksheet
Weekly Time Schedule Chart


Please note: do not use Apple’s “Preview” application to complete this form or it may not display properly; use Acrobat software instead