Who should use this form
The urgent request process is to be utilized by students who need to enroll in a closed Philosophy section for compelling reasons. The Department of Philosophy normally defines only the following as compelling reasons:
The student is a Philosophy major or minor and needs to take a specific course/section to fulfill a curricular requirement of his or her major or minor.
The student is a graduating senior and needs to fulfill an outstanding core curricular requirement to ensure his or her timely graduation.
The student must enroll in a course/section meeting at a specific time to accommodate his or her healthcare needs, childcare needs, or terms of employment. A signed confirmation from the student’s academic advisor or an authorized student affairs officer may be required to process requests of this nature.
NOTE: Simply wanting to take a course during a particular academic term, or preferring a particular time or instructor, will not be considered compelling reasons for the department’s determination of a request’s urgency.
Course and scheduling advisement
Before submitting your request, please discuss your core curricular requirements and/or scheduling dilemma with your academic advisor to determine
- whether you are required to take the course you wish to enroll in, and
- whether you might pursue other options to fulfill your requirement.
The Department of Philosophy assumes no responsibility for the student’s error should the student successfully petition for enrollment in a course that does not fulfill his or her core curricular requirements in Philosophy.