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Petitions


The petition process is made available for students who have an academic need or would like to petition their eligibility to study abroad/off-campus. For more information regarding eligibility to study abroad, click here. Please note that there is no guarantee that a petition will be approved, and students should have a back-up plan in mind.

 
Petition Deadlines: For semester study abroad students, ALL petitions are due by the end of the first week in the semester before the semester a student wishes to study abroad/off-campus (i.e., if you wish to study abroad/off-campus in the spring semester, your petition is due the first week of the fall semester preceding your time abroad). For interim study abroad students, petitions are due immediately. These deadlines are very strict, and failing to meet them may jeopardize your ability to study off-campus. Petition forms are available from the Registrar's office in Markle Hall and petitions must be submitted to the same office (NOT to the Office of International & Off-Campus Education).


GPA Petition

Students are required to have a 2.80 cumulative GPA in order to participate in semester study abroad/off-campus programs. Please refer to the Eligibility page for more information. If a student does not have a 2.80 cumulative GPA, students may petition the Academic Progress Committee to gain temporary eligibility to study off-campus. Please note there is no guarantee that a petition will be approved, and students should have a back-up plan in mind. Approval is given for a specific semester and does not carry over into future semesters. Please note there is no GPA requirement for Lafayette-led interim programs.

 

Disciplinary/Academic Probation Petition

Students who are on Disciplinary Probation Level 2 are not eligible to study abroad and are not eligible to apply to study abroad. Students who are on Disciplinary Probation Level 1 and who will still be on Disciplinary 1 at the start time of their program are not eligible to study abroad. Please refer to the Eligibility page for more information. If a student is on Disciplinary Level 1 and will still be on Disciplinary 1 at the start time of their semester-long or interim program, he/she may petition the Academic Progress Committee to gain temporary eligibility to study off-campus. Please note there is no guarantee that a petition will be approved, and students should have a back-up plan in mind. Approval is given for a specific semester and does not carry over into future semesters.
 

Class Year Petition

Students who are in their first or last year of coursework are not eligible to study abroad. Please refer to the Eligibility page for more information. If a student in their first or last year of coursework wishes to study abroad for a semester or academic year, he/she may petition the Academic Progress Committee to gain temporary eligibility to study off-campus. Please note there is no guarantee that a petition will be approved, and students should have a back-up plan in mind. Approval is given for a specific semester and does not carry over into future semesters.
 

Program Petition

Lafayette International and Off-Campus Education provides students with over 200 pre-approved semester and academic year programs in over 50 locations. Most students will find an appropriate program from this affiliated list. Please refer to the Program Search page to view the available program choices.
 
If a student finds that they have an academic need to participate in a program outside of the provided list, students may wish to petition a specific program. Students who wish to petition a non-affiliated program should meet with an advisor in the Office of International & Off-Campus Education to discuss their need to petition. Students will submit petitions to the Academic Progress Committee. If approved, the program will be considered temporarily approved only for the individual student who has successfully petitioned the program. Please note there is no guarantee that a petition will be approved, and students should have a back-up plan in mind. Approval is given for a specific semester and does not carry over into future semesters.