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Frequently asked Questions for Petition Guidelines

Q. How do I know if I should submit a petition?
A. Please see the Guidelines to see if you meet the requirements prior to submitting a Student Petition.

Q. How do I submit a petition?
A. Most petitions may be submitted online through your MyCOM Portal account. From the Student Tab, click on “Petition Requests” link. Click “New Petition” button. Complete the Petition form. DO NOT submit Petition until all supporting documentation has been attached.

Q. How do I attach a doctor’s note (or other documentation) with my petition?
A. You will need to scan the documentation and save it to your computer. At the bottom of the Petition Screen, click the “Save” button to save the petition information, because you do not want to submit without attaching the scanned documents. Click “Attach” link; Double-Click “Browse”; select the file with the scanned documents; enter a file name in the “Description” box. Click the “Upload” button; then click “Submit” button.

Q. How long before I receive an answer?
A. Please allow 5 days for processing your petition. Please keep in mind that if your instructor and/or department chair and/or counselor need to be contacted for their comments, processing will take longer.

Q. What can I do if my petition is denied?
A. Students have the right to appeal a denied petition, by making an appointment with the Petitions Committee 415 457-8811 Ext. 7710.

Please note that due to State Law Title V regulations the Petitions Committee may not be able to overturn the denied petition.

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Admissions – Petition Guidelines webpage
Technical Contact: Gina Longo, Admin. Assist. Dean/Dir, 415-485-9417
Content Responsible: Diane Traversi, Dean of Enrollment Services, 415-485-9414