Petition to Consider Having Graduate Degree Program Requirement(s) Waived
Certain problems encountered by graduate students may result in a request to have an exception made to academic standards of the Graduate Program as stated in this catalog. A graduate student may request such an exception by filing a special petition which may be obtained from the Office of Graduate Studies (also available online).
To appeal a requirement, the student must complete a “Petition to Waive Graduate Policy” form available on the web site. The student will complete the top portion of the petition and return it to the Office of Graduate Studies. The petition will then be sent to the student’s academic advisor, the chair of the department, and the dean of the College for review. When completed, the petition will be returned to the Office of Graduate Studies and will then be presented to the Montana State University Billings Graduate Committee for consideration.