Academic Review Committee

The Academic Review Committee reviews petitions for academic exceptions to district policy.

The committee is comprised of faculty, staff, and administrators and meets once a month to review petitions.

Petitions Reviewed

The General Student Petition may be used for:

  • Extension of Time To Remove Incomplete Grades (in Admissions Office)
  • Late Withdrawal from a Class or Semester (in Admissions Office)
  • No course in which a “C” or better grade has been earned may be repeated.
  • No course in which a substandard grade of “D”, “F”, "NP" or "W" has been earned may be repeated more than three times, unless otherwise indicated in the catalog.
  • Students will not be allowed more than three enrollments in a non-activity course, regardless of grade or symbol earned.

Students who believe that they have a compelling reason for an exception to this policy may file the petition for Exception to Course Repetition Policy following the procedures below. If the petition is approved, the student will need to manually enroll in the class through a visit to the Admissions Office.

Any variation to District Graduation or General Education Requirements must be approved by the Academic Review Committee. Requests for modification must be submitted on a Modification of Graduation Requirements form following the procedures below.

Petition Procedures

Meet with a counselor to review the request and complete the appropriate form, providing a detailed explanation for the request. Attach documentation, if appropriate. **For Petitions for Exception to Course Repetition Policy, please click here for steps.**

Obtain the signatures of the following in sequence:

  • counselor or instructor
  • department chair
  • instructional dean

Submit the completed form to the Evaluations Office

Petitions must be submitted Evaluations Office at least one week prior to the scheduled Academic Review Committee meeting.

Committee Procedures

The Academic Review Committee considers petitions at their regularly scheduled meetings, which are usually scheduled on the second Monday of each month. For the 2015- 2016 meetings are scheduled as follows, but are subject to change.







Monday, July 13, 2015

                Thursday, July 9, 2015 @ 12:00 noon

Monday, August 10, 2015

                Thursday, August 6, 2015 @ 12:00 noon

Monday, September 14, 2015

                Thursday, September 10, 2015 @ 12:00 noon

Monday, October 12, 2015

                Thursday, October 8, 2015 @ 12:00 noon

Monday, November 9, 2015

                Thursday, November 5, 2015 @ 12:00 noon

Monday, December 14, 2015

                Thursday, December 10, 2015 @ 12:00 noon

Monday, January 11, 2016

                Thursday, January 7, 2016 @ 12:00 noon

Monday, February 8, 2015      

                Thursday, February 4, 2016 @ 12:00 noon

Monday, March 14, 2016

                Thursday, March 10, 2016 @ 12:00 noon

Monday, April 11, 2016

                Thursday, April 7, 2016 @ 12:00 noon

Monday, May 9, 2016

                Thursday, May 5, 2016 @ 12:00 noon

Monday, June 13, 2016

                Thursday, June 9, 2016 @ 12:00 noon



Students are informed of the committee decision in writing within 10 working days from the committee meeting.

San Diego Mesa College Evaluations Office | Room I4-306 | 619-388-2680 |