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Innovation Academy Petition for In-Person CLAS Courses in Fall


  1. Download the form (PDF, 683 KB).
  2. Complete the form.
    • Select the reason.
    • Meet with the appropriate advisor to discuss your reason for petitioning.
      1. College Advisor and/or Major Advisor
      2. IA Advisor
    • Write the personal statement.
    • Obtain documentation (if applicable).
    • Complete the Course Request Form (CLAS courses only).
    • Complete the Graduation Plan (if applicable)
  3. Upload the completed IA Petition packet to the CLAS-IA Dropbox by the deadlines listed below.
    • Petitions are NOT accepted after the last meeting in July.


  • The IA Petitions Committee will begin accepting the petition packets starting March 20, 2023, at the CLAS-IA Dropbox.
  • Petition packets will be reviewed after the advance registration period has ended, usually toward the end of April.
    • Meetings are held every other week beginning. (See below for submission deadlines and meeting dates.)
    • Results are e-mailed to the student’s e-mail. (See below for the dates decisions are e-mailed)
    • If approved, you will be enrolled in the requested course(s) if/when a seat is available. This could be as late as the last business day in July.
      • Seats are not guaranteed (even if the petition is approved).
      • If enrolled, you are not permitted to schedule adjust AND you may not request a schedule adjustment.
      • You will receive an e-mail upon placement into approved requested courses.
    • Petitions are NOT accepted after the last meeting in July.

    Tentative IA Petition Submission Deadline Calendar

    IA Petition Submission Deadline by 3:00 PMIA Petition MeetingIA Petition Results Emailed