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For forms and petitions, browse below:

Standards Committee Petitions

Petition Guidelines:

  • Petitions are for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences majors only.
  • The petitioning process can take 4-8 weeks from date of submission during Fall or Spring semesters. Summer petitions may take longer.
  • Incomplete petitions will be returned without review.
  • The ASU General Catalog is the governing document for all policies and rules.
  • If you have any questions about the petitioning process, contact the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Office of Student and Academic Programs at 480-965-6506

Petition Forms:

  • Complete the petition form below based on your request and submit all required materials with your completed petition.
  • This form is used for students who want to:
      • Enroll in an ASU Course for a Third Time or More
      • Return to a previous catalog year
      • Substitution of University General Studies (Transfer Courses Only)
      • Substitution of University General Studies (ASU Courses Only) and General Study Criteria Check sheets
      •  Substitution of the college Second Language or Mathematics Proficiency
      • Substitution of the college Graduation Requirements

    Advisor Resources

    Checksheets and Requirement/Curriculum Guides

    For students following the requirements of the 1987 through 2007 catalogs you can use the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Curriculum Check Sheet and Guide forms. The emphasis of these documents are on the University General Studies and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences requirements. Although general information is provided for your major, you must consult your major department (which, in most cases, has its own curriculum check sheet) for specific information concerning your field of specialization.

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    Credit Overload

    Students may petition to register for more credits in a given semester by submitting a Course Overload Petition.

    Learn more here.

    Bridge Courses

    Each student, following the requirements of the 2001-2002 through 2005-2006 catalogs, is required to complete one bridge course of at least three semester hours. Bridge courses contain substantial content that bridges at least two of the areas of inquiry within the college graduation requirements (humanities, natural sciences and mathematics and social and behavioral sciences).

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    Registration Forms and University Processes

    Course Override Form

    Fill out the Course Override form to begin the process for requesting a class override for courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS).  

    To verify the college offering the course, click on the course description in the ASU Schedule of Classes.  After the course description and enrollment requirements, the college/school offering the course will be indicated.

    CLAS Course Override Form


    • This form can only be used during the add/drop enrollment period. After the add deadline, you must contact the department offering the course.
    • Allow 2 business days for processing.
    Types of Overrides
    • Prerequisite Override - You will need either permission from the instructor or documentation that the pre-requisite course is either complete or in-progress.
    • Class Full - You will need permission from your instructor and in many cases permission from the academic unit offering the course.  Even with instructor permission, an override may not be possible due to a lack of physical seats in the classroom and fire code restrictions. 
    • Instructor Permission - This override is for courses where instructor permission is necessary for enrolling in the course. 
    • Departmental Consent - This override is for courses where the academic unit must approve all enrollments in the course.
    • Time Conflict- This override is needed when your classes overlap or are less than 15 minutes apart.  If your courses do overlap, you will need permission from any instructors who are allowing you to miss class time in order to accomodate the time conflict.

    *** Please note that Course Reserves cannot be overridden.

    To find out information who the seats are reserved for or when they may be released, perform a catalog/course search and click on the desired course. The reserved seat information will be listed at the bottom of the page.  An override cannot be performed if there are no non-reserved seats available and you do not meet any of the reserve requirements.