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Graduate Student Petition Processing

Petitions are now managed within the Enrolled Student Module in Slate. Petitions are initiated by the graduate student via the Graduate College Student Portal. Once a petition has been submitted, an email notification will be sent to the graduate program. 

Petition Process Resources 

For curriculum changes and re-entry requests, graduate programs can choose to require a full application for admission or to allow the student to submit a petition. Please review the specific instructions for these requests:

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Need Assistance?

  • Please contact the Graduate College (, (217) 333-0035) with any questions regarding the petitions process. 
  • If you do not currently have access to Slate and need access, please reach out to our office at