Academic Resources

ARC Petitions

Academic Regulations Committee (ARC) considers student petitions requesting exceptions to policies around adding and withdrawing from courses, or returning to USF after dismissal. The petition submission process is now handled through the Archivum platform. Instructions on how to use the platform and submit petitions are linked below.

ARC General Information

Petitions should be submitted as soon as possible in accordance with action requested. Late submissions require reason and documentation for the delayed request. All submitted documentation is subject to verification. Submission of false, forged or fraudulent information will result in a referral to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Fee Adjustment Requests are a separate petition and must be submitted to USF Registrar's Office.

Academic Renewal (AR)

AR is a process designed for students who were academically dismissed from USF to return and complete their USF degree. The AR process requires a student to submit a new USF Admissions Application. After submitting, student can use the Archivum platform to continue the AR petition process. See below for links to the policy and USF Admission Application deadlines.

Late Add Requests (LAR)

Students may continue to add courses through OASIS until the end of the drop/add period published for each term/session. Requests to register for classes after the first week of class must be submitted through ARC. Late Add ARC Petitions should be complete and submitted during the second week of class.

Late Withdraw Requests (LWR)

Students may withdraw from courses using OASIS through the withdraw deadline. Requests to withdraw after the withdraw deadline due to extenuating circumstances must be submitted to the ARC as soon as possible.

Withdraw Limit Exemption Requests (WLER)

Undergrads have a limited number of course withdraws at USF. Only in extenuating circumstances will approval be granted for withdraws beyond a student’s limit. Appeals for additional course withdrawals due to extenuating circumstances should be made before the semester withdraw deadline.