Students may submit a petition for a late drop, retroactive drop, or retroactive withdrawal for courses or terms when they were enrolled in the Division of General Studies.  Only petitions with documented serious extenuating circumstances beyond a student’s control will be considered for approval.  Students must meet with a DGS advisor to discuss the petition process. 

Courses approved under the retroactive petition process will show as "W" on transcripts. A DGS committee will review your petition and notify you of the decision within 2 to 3 weeks of the petition’s submission.