Petition Information for Students Graduating in 2022-2025

Petitions for Adjustments to Degree Requirements for Students Graduating in 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025

The Curriculum  Committee approved the following resolutions on March 17, 2022:

  • Students in the Class of 2024 seeking Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees may petition the Registrar to reduce the minimum total credits required for graduation from 35 credits to a minimum of 33 credits. Students seeking a waiver must submit with their request a brief explanation of the reasons that the circumstances of Fall 2020 impeded or may impede their timely progress toward the degree. This petition must be turned in to the Registrar no later than Tuesday, May 16, 2024.
  • For the graduating Classes of 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025, the Registrar has the authority, while adhering to the minimum Minnesota State standards, to make adjustments to overall degree requirements including credit limits, General Education/OLE Core requirements, and Major/Concentration requirements. Students seeking a waiver must submit with their request a brief explanation of the reasons that the circumstances of Interim 2021 and/or Interim 2022 impeded or may impede their timely progress toward the degree. This petition must be turned in to the Registrar no later than Tuesday, May 17, 2022 for the Class of 2022 and Tuesday, May 16, 2023 for the Class of 2023. For the classes of 2024 and 2025, the deadline to submit the petition is the last day of classes during the spring semester of 2024 or 2025, respectively.
Overall Degree Requirements Adjustments Available by Petition
6 credits graded C or above in the major C- and above/S
35 total credits 33
18 upper-level credits 16
24 graded credits (cannot be P/F or S/U) waive
6 credits maximum taken S/U waive
3 interims/1 must be taken as a first-year student 2
BA/BM general education/OLE Core based on petition

Summary of All Petitions

Class of 2022 Class of 2023 Class of 2024 Class of 2025
Reasoning Related to Spring 2020 see table above see table above n/a n/a
Reasoning Related to Fall 2020 see table above see table above reduction to 33 total credits n/a
Reasoning Related to Interim 2021 see table above see table above see table above see table above
Reasoning Related to Interim 2022 see table above see table above see table above see table above

 

To submit a petition to the Registrar, email registrar@stolaf.edu with your request and explanation of how the events during the appropriate term outlined above impacted your degree completion plans.  If you are asking for anything other than a reduction in overall credits, please include email support from your advisor.