The Academic Petitions Committee

The Academic Petitions Committee (APC) reviews petitions from undergraduate students regarding the following academic requests.

Note: The deadline for petitions for readmission for Summer 2019 after disqualification is Thursday, May 30, 2019. The deadline for petitions for readmissions for Fall 2019 after disqualification is Friday, August 16, 2019.  Petitions received after these dates may not be reviewed in time for enrollment by the first day of classes. If you have any questions, please contact the Academic Programs office at (661) 654-3420 or Deisy Mascarinas at dmascarinas@csub.edu.  All documents should be submitted to the Academic Programs Office in the Education Building, Room 242.

Click on the links below for more information about each type of Petition for Exception.

1.  Modification of general education requirements and/or return to an earlier catalog for graduation purposes.

2.  Readmission after academic disqualification.

3.  Repetition of Coursework beyond the 28-unit combined limit for courses (i) 16 semester units of repeated with grade forgiveness, and (ii) 12 semester units of courses repeated but not with grade forgiveness.

4.  Withdrawals ("W" grades) from courses beyond the 18 semester unit limit.

5.  Removal of coursework, more than 5 years old, that is preventing graduation on a timely basis because the GPA is less than 2.0 (Academic Renewal).

6.  Take a course or requirement beyond a third attempt.

7.  Appeal academic disqualification or probation.


1.  Modification of general education requirements and/or return to an earlier catalog for graduation purposes.

a.  Read the General Guidelines for all Petitions.

b.  Read the Return to an Earlier Catalog Instructions.

c.  Complete the Petition for Exception Form.

2.  Readmission after academic disqualification.

a.  Read the General Guidelines for all Petitions.

b.  Read the Readmission of Dismissed Students instructions.  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.

c.  Complete the Petition for Exception Form.

3.  Repetition of Coursework beyond the 28-unit combined limit for courses (i) 16 semester units of repeated with grade forgiveness, and (ii) 12 semester units of courses repeated but not with grade forgiveness.

a.  Read the General Guidelines for all Petitions.

b.  Complete the Petition for Exception Form.

c.  Complete the Petition for Additional Repetition of Courses.

4.  Withdrawals ("W" grades) from courses beyond the 18 semester unit limit.

a.  Read the General Guidelines for all Petitions.

b.  Complete the Petition for Exception Form.

c.  Complete the Additional Withdrawals ("W" grades) Beyond the 18 Unit Limit Form.

5.  Removal of coursework, more than 5 years old, that is preventing graduation on a timely basis because the GPA is less than 2.0 (Academic Renewal).

a.  Read the General Guidelines for all Petitions.

b.  Complete the Petition for Exception Form.

c.  Complete the Academic Renewal Form.

6.  Take a course or requirement beyond a third attempt.

a.  Read the General Guidelines for all Petitions.

b.  Complete the Petition for Exception Form.

c.  Complete the Repetition of Course Beyond 3rd Attempt Form.

7.  Appeal academic disqualification or probation.

a.  Read the General Guidelines for all Petitions.

b.  Complete the Appeal of Academic Disqualification or Probation Form.



Academic Petitions Committee

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

Dr. Debra Jackson
Associate Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies
Phone: (661)654-2786

Petition Priority Deadlines

Summer 2019:  Thursday, May 30, 2019

Fall 2019:  Friday, August 16, 2019