Student Petitions

Students are given an opportunity to request action that is permitted by California state law, YCCD policy or college practices and procedures. A student may file a petition with MJC requesting consideration for certain academic issues. Issues that relate to missed deadlines such as: Refund, drop, pass/no pass and graduation requirements cannot be petitioned.

Petition Type
Where to submit petition
General Student Petition

Submit this form to request an exception to withdraw from a class after the 75% point of a class. The student may submit a petition under these circumstances:

  • Never attended the course
  • Military Orders
  • Illness, hospitalization, or medical reasons
  • Employment/Relocation
  • Illness or death of a family member
  • Incarceration

EAST Campus: Student Services Bldg., 1st Floor

WEST Campus: Yosemite Hall, 1st Floor

Course Repeat Petition
Submit this form to retake a course in excess of the allowable limit or to retake a course that you have already passed. Students must demonstrate necessity and submit supporting documentation.

EAST Campus: Student Services Bldg., 1st Floor

WEST Campus: Yosemite Hall, 1st Floor

Student Grade Correction Petition

Submit this form to request a formal grade change under one of the following circumstances:

  • You believe there was a mistake in determining your final grade.
  • You believe the final grade given reflects fraud, bad faith, or incompetence.

Grade Correction petitions are submitted directly to the Division for Instructor and Dean Signatures - petition will be forwarded to Enrollment Services for processing.


Important Information:
  • Petition decisions take 30-45 days. They are reviewed monthly by the Petitions Committee.
  • All decisions will be sent to your MJC student email account.
  • If your petition is denied, you must appeal within 30 days of the date you received your denial email. Appeals are reviewed by the Dean of Student Services. Appeal forms are available in your denial email that was sent to your MJC student email.
Questions or concerns regarding petitions?

Please contact our Admissions & Records Specialist, Arianna Kennedy at 209-575-6535 or by email.