Petitions & Forms
- Petitions & Forms
- Withdrawal from UCR
- Leave Programs
- Lapse of Student Status
- Intercampus Visitor
- UC Reciprocity
- Deadlines (Part-Time Status, Changes in Class Schedule, Late/Retroactive Course Changes)
Petitions are formal requests by students. Petitions are needed to add or drop classes after week two, change a major, declare a minor, graduate, or withdraw from UCR. Common examples are listed below. Be sure that you understand which signatures are required and where to submit the completed petition. A fee is required for some petitions.
Some petitions are available for downloading. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the files in PDF format. You can download the latest version of Acrobat for free at Adobe's website.
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Unforeseen circumstances may require you to withdraw from UCR. There is no academic penalty as long as you complete the withdrawal process by the last day of instruction. Refer to the Schedule of Classes for information on refunds.
To withdraw, obtain a Withdrawal Petition from the Student Academic Affairs Office. This petition requires various signatures. If you are concerned about whether you should withdraw, consult an advisor in your department.
If you must leave campus because of a personal emergency and you cannot fill-out the petition for withdrawal in person, please contact the Student Academic Affairs Office by email or telephone for assistance.
PELP: If you need a leave from school (up to one year) and know when you will return, you can apply for the Planned Educational Leave Program. The Registrar will have your registration appointment ready for you when you return. For further information contact your Academic Advisor.
PULP: The University of California Planned University Leave Program enables qualified UC students to earn UC credit towards graduation at other institutions. The maximum leave time from UCR is one year. For further information, please contact your Academic Advisor.
Failure to enroll in courses or pay fees by the deadline as listed in the Schedule of Classes will result in lapse of student status. Lapse of student status means loss of all enrolled courses and loss of all student privileges, such as receipt of financial aid awards and student services. Students in lapsed status who seek reinstatement should contact the Office of the Registrar to apply for readmission and determine all applicable fees.
Undergraduates in good standing may attend classes at another UC campus for one quarter. Applications are available at the Registrar's Office. The application periods are listed below:
- Fall Quarter: November 1 - April 30
- Winter Quarter: July 1 - October 31
- Spring Quarter: October 1 - January 31
After these dates, applications are accepted only if space is available (the form requires signatures from the Associate Dean, to verify good standing, and from the Registrar). A non-refundable fee is charged for all visitor applications filed.
Students who transfer from one UC campus to another and who have completed the Breadth/General Education (B/GE) requirements of the campus from which they have transferred (except for upper-division B/GE requirements) will be considered to have met the B/GE requirements of the campus to which they transfer.
To request a Letter of Reciprocity be sent to your new campus informing them that you have completed your breadth requirements, please fill out a Request for Letter of Reciprocity and turn it in to the Student Academic Affairs Office. Please be advised that a letter will only be sent if you have completed ALL breadth requirements (including English composition and foreign language). We will not write "partial" letters of reciprocity or "statement of breadth" letters.
- Recommended Course Load
- Part-Time Status
- Changes in Class Schedule
- Deadline Dates
- Late/Retroactive Course Changes
Freshmen: Do not miss the testing deadlines for mathematics, English and foreign languages. To receive credit for your courses, enroll in the classes based on your test results. (Check the Schedule of Classes for test dates.)
Transfer students: Check with your advisor.
Students who miss their appointment times for registration, may access R'Web anytime during the enrollment period after their scheduled appointment time or during the make-up dates. (Consult the Schedule of Classes for make-up dates).
Remember: "Holds" are blocks from registration. You must clear any holds against registration (financial, academic, and admissions) before you may enroll in classes.
We strongly recommend that freshmen enroll in only three courses (12 units) the first quarter in order to adjust to UCR and to get used to the pace of the quarter system. However, freshmen who wish to complete a bachelor's degree within 4 years are reminded that the average of 45 or more units must be completed each year to meet the four-year graduation goal (approximately 16 units per quarter).
To be considered full-time, students must enroll in a minimum of 12 units. Most courses at UCR carry 4 units of credit.
Students who need to attend part-time, due to work schedules, family responsibilities or health problems, must obtain approval from the Associate Dean.
Undergraduate students whose enrollment for the term is approved by the dean of their college for 10 or fewer quarter units of academic credit shall pay the full University Registration fee and one-half the applicable Educational fee. Students may petition for part-time fee waivers up to the 15th day of instruction. Students should be aware that the Office of the Registrar does not process part-time fee waivers until their enrollment is reduced to 10 units or fewer. Reduction of units to 10 units or fewer after the 15th day of instruction does not reduce the Educational fee. Petitions may be submitted online via MyForms.
During the first two weeks of each quarter, changes to your course schedule are done through R'Web. After the second week of instruction, an Enrollment/Adjustment form is needed and obtained from the Registrar or the CHASS Student Academic Affairs Office. Obtain all
required signatures on the Enrollment/Adjustment form
and return it to the Registrar's Office counter
by the deadline listed in the Calendar of
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Non-attendance in classes does not drop you from a course, nor does an instructor telling you that you are dropped. If you are enrolled in a unwanted course, you must drop the course by either dropping the course online during the first week of instruction or filing the Enrollment/Adjustment form with the Registrar or with assistance from your
Note: A grade is assigned for every class you are enrolled in whether or not you attend the class. It is your responsibility to verify your enrollment to insure no errors. You may confirm your course enrollment by using R'Web with your PERMPIN.
Enrollment/Adjustment petitions submitted to the Registrar's Office for changes will be stamped with the date and the yellow copy returned to you. Save iterrors do happen. Your stamped yellow copy is proof that you filed the form.
It is your responsibility to meet deadlines, but extenuating circumstances do exist. If you can document serious illness or an accident, you may petition the Associate Dean for an exception. However, doing poorly in a class is not considered a valid reason to drop a course late or for dropping below the 12-unit minimum enrollment. Simply pleading that you didnt know about the deadlines will not convince the Associate Dean to make an exception to your petition.
In order to petition for late/retroactive changes, an Enrollment/Adjustment form accompanied by a supplemental petition is necessary with instructor/advisor/student signatures. Documentation substantiating your request (i.e. accident report) must be attached to the petition. Submit all paperwork to your major department. Check back with your major department after 5 working days. If the petition is approved, in order to complete the process, you must submit the Enrollment/Adjustment form to the Registrar's office. There is a $3.00 fee for filing a late Enrollment/Adjustment petition.