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Forms and Petitions

Changing Your Major (Inter-/Intra- Collegiate Transfer or ICT)

If you’re already a student at Illinois, you may want to consider transferring into one of the majors offered by the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, or if you are currently enrolled in the College of ACES, you may wish to change your major or your concentration within your major. In the College of ACES, ICT applicants work directly with the departments. See the Provost’s Changing My Major page for transfer requirements and departmental contact information. See the Office of the Registrar for more information about the Intercollegiate Transfer Process.

Concurrent Enrollment Form

University of Illinois students who want to take courses at Parkland College during the summer, fall, or spring terms must download, carefully read, and fill out the appropriate Concurrent Enrollment form.
Form for U.S. resident students
Form for international students

Concurrent Second Degree

This form is for students enrolled in other colleges on the University of Illinois campus wishing to complete major requirements for receiving a College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences degree.

The form needs to be completed in full and submitted for review to the Academic Programs office. It is YOUR responsibility to obtain and submit with this form any documentation that supports the request. This form must be submitted to Academic Programs/128 Mumford Hall no later than 5:00 p.m. of the first day of classes one calendar year prior to the term of your graduation.

Continuing Student Status

Required if you:

  • have completed a Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences,
  • and are requesting to continue to take additional coursework the subsequent semester immediately following the semester of graduation.

The credit/no-credit grading option is designed to encourage student exploration into areas of academic interest that they might otherwise avoid for fear of poor grades. Students must choose the credit/no credit option during the first half of the course term (e.g., the first eight weeks of the semester, the fourth week of the summer session, or by the fourth week of an eight-week course), or before completing half the lessons of a correspondence course. Students must file a credit/no credit form with ACES Academic Programs Office after receiving written approval from their advisor.

Credit/No Credit Statement of Understanding

This form is for students enrolled in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and must be completed and submitted with the Credit/No-Credit form.

Double Major

This form is for students enrolled in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences wishing to complete major requirements for two majors within the college. The form must be completed in full and submitted for review to the college's Academic Programs office, 128 Mumford Hall no later than 5:00 p.m. of the tenth day of classes in the term of expected graduation.

Drop a Course after the Deadline

This petition is required if you request to drop a course after the fourth week deadline for eight week courses, first-half and second-half sessions and after the eighth week deadline for 16-week courses. In the case of extenuating circumstances, special administrative exceptions to the campus deadline may be made. The petition must include relevant documentation, as the request will not be reviewed/considered without these documents.

Grade Replacement Form

This policy applies to all undergraduate students who repeat an approved course from the Fall 2010 term and beyond. Students may repeat for grade replacement up to a total of four distinct courses, not to exceed a maximum of 10 semester hours. All hours must be taken at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Cross-listed courses must be taken in the same department as the original instance, and variable credit courses must be taken for the same number of credit hours when repeated for grade replacement. Courses may be repeated for grade replacement only in those cases in which students received grades of C- or lower on the first attempt; there must have been no finding of an academic integrity violation in the first attempt; and a course may be repeated for grade replacement only once.

Intent to use grade replacement must be filed in 128 Mumford Hall during the first half of the semester in which the course is repeated (e.g., the first eight weeks of the fall or spring term for a 16-week course or the first four weeks of any eight-week course). Grade replacement forms submitted past the deadline will not be accepted without an accompanying Special Request petition detailing extenuating circumstances as the reason why the form was not submitted by the posted deadline.

Incomplete Grade Request

An incomplete grade ("I"), as defined by the Student Code (§3-104), may be requested by a student who is experiencing an extenuating circumstance (i.e. a serious illness, personal injury, death in the immediate family, etc.) that is inhibiting the student from completing the remaining coursework by the end of the term. All students requesting an “I” grade must complete this form for each course they wish to receive an extension and incomplete grade. If approved by the College of ACES, students must work with the instructor for the course to complete all remaining coursework by the designated deadline, which is typically, the deadline to drop a full semester course in the subsequent semester (published on the campus website). Incomplete grades that are not substituted with a final grade by this deadline will be marked as a failing grade (“F”). This form should be completed by the student and instructor of the course and submitted to 128 Mumford Hall.

Late Course Change Form

This form is to be used when adding a course or changing sections after the deadline to add a course.

Minor Form (Intent to Pursue)

Undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program at the U of I are not required to complete a minor for degree certification. However, many find this a desirable opportunity to study at some depth in a subject matter of additional interest to their major field of study. To officially pursue a minor on this campus, students must be aware of the information and follow the procedures outlined by the Provost.

Minor Drop Form
Minor Modification Form

ACES students who need to substitute a course required for their minor or cancel their minor should complete this form and submit it to the ACES Academic Programs Office, 128 Mumford Hall. Please note that to substitute for a required course requires the top four steps, but cancellation of a minor is found at the bottom of the form and does not require any signatures.


This form is used to request enrollment in more than 18 hours in the Fall or Spring term or for enrollment in more than 9 hours for the summer term. Overload requests will be considered from students who are in good academic standing (not on probation). For this reason, most overload requests will not be processed until after grades are posted for the current term. A University of Illinois GPA is required to be reviewed before a student may request an overload. Therefore, first-time freshmen and first-semester transfer students may not submit an overload request, and a semester of graded coursework at the University of Illinois is required to be reviewed before second-semester student’s requests can be granted. Overload requests take at least 5 business days for processing. NOTES: Overload requests will not be processed until after priority registration ends in the term in which the request is submitted. Please do not re-submit your request unless what you are requesting has changed. If you request an overload after the last day to add your course, you will also need to submit a completed Late Course Change form (above).

Part-time Request
For Graduating Seniors in their last term

Seniors with less than 12 hours left to complete their degree in the final semester may complete this form and submit to ACES Academic Programs.

For all other students

Part-time enrollment for undergraduates is an exception to policy and must be requested using this form.


Required if you:

  • U.S. Resident and have been away from the U of I for more than two consecutive semesters - OR - International student and have been away from the U of I for one or more semesters;
  • placed on academic drop status (dropped from the university for academic reasons);
  • left the university on academic probation;
  • left and are now applying to a different academic program/major/concentration;
  • left and was placed on 'must petition' status by Office of Academic Programs, 128 Mumford Hall (e.g. because of withdrawal after the 12th week of classes).
Re-Entry: Non-Degree Status

Required if you:

  • have completed a Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and are requesting to take additional course work (not the semester immediately following graduation);
  • have previously been classified as non-degree and desire to take additional coursework in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at non-degree status.
Re-Entry for a Second Degree

Required if you:

  • have completed a bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois, and
  • are seeking a second bachelor's degree in a College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences program.
Re-Evaluate Drop Status

This petition can be completed by students appealing being put on drop status at the end of the previous semester.  A link to this petition is included in the letter placing a student on drop status, or can be obtained by contacting ACES Academic Programs.

Retroactive Withdrawal/Retroactive Course Drops

This petition is for undergraduate students in the College of ACES who are requesting to withdraw from a semester (or drop individual courses) after the conclusion of the final examination and/or submission of final grades for that term.  The College of ACES will only consider this petition for students who experienced extraordinary extenuating circumstances beyond the students’ control that prevented them from initiating a withdrawal or course drop during the past semester.  (Note: If you were enrolled in a different college on campus during the semester you are attempting to retroactively withdraw or drop courses, you must contact that college to make this request.)

Substitution of a Required Course

Petitions are to be submitted for all requests of substitutions for required courses. The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences does not waive total hours required in a degree program. Requests to make a substitution for a required course should be made prior to enrolling in the alternative course; having completed the alternative course does not assure approval. Course substitutions are not approved based on course descriptions. Syllabi for the required and replacement courses must contain a list of topics and must be attached to the request unless the course is listed here

Withdrawal/Cancellation Form

Petition used to withdraw or cancel enrollment from the university. See our academic calendars for information on official academic dates, including the deadlines for adding and dropping classes that may affect this request.

Summer Term Withdrawal/Cancellation Form

Students can still request a cancellation through Student Self-Service by using the ‘Cancel Registration’ option through May 12th.  Use this cancellation form, Summer Course - Cancellation Form, to drop of ALL Summer 2 term Course(s), June 10th – August 1st. This must be done PRIOR to the first day of classes, midnight, June 9th.  All others use the regular Withdrawal/Cancellation Form.

Special Request

This petition form is to make requests for which there is not a specific form listed above.