The Academic Petitions Committee

The Academic Petitions Committee (APC) meets each academic term to review petitions from undergraduate students submitted by the deadline prior to the respective meeting.

The deadline for petitions to be reinstated by Spring 2018 has been EXTENDED to Friday, January 12, 2018. The deadline for petitions to be reinstated by Summer 2018 is Thursday, May 24, 2018. The deadline for petitions to be reinstated by Fall 2018 is Thursday, August 2, 2018. Petitions received after these dates will be reviewed for the following semester. If you have any questions, please contact the Academic Programs office at (661) 654-2753, or

1. For all petitions, please read the General Guidelines below and then complete the Petition for Exception form.

2a. Students seeking readmission or immediate reinstatement after disqualification

Note: Students must clear up all transfer "RD" grades before submitting their petitions and must include an unofficial transcript of any transfer work taken since disqualification.

i. Academically disqualified undergraduate students who have satisfied one of the conditions for reinstatement according to the CSUB catalog (Readmission of Academically Disqualified Undergraduate Students) must submit the Petition for Exception Form.

ii. Academically dismissed undergraduate students who have not satisfied one of the conditions in the catalog must submit the Petition for Exception form above.

2b. For petitions other than those for readmission or immediate reinstatement, please click on the appropriate supplemental form below.

3. Students requesting to take a course or requirement beyond a third attempt

Academic Petitions Committee

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Education Building, Room 242
Bakersfield, CA  93311

Dr. Debra Jackson
Interim Associate Dean, Undergraduate & Graduate Studies
Phone: (661)654-2786

Petition Priority Deadlines*

Spring 2018:  Friday, January 12, 2018 (EXTENDED)

Summer 2018:  Thursday, May 24, 2018

Fall 2018: Thursday, August 2, 2018