California State University, Fullerton

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for a decision to be reached on a petition?

  • Each petition receives an individual and comprehensive review before a decision is made.
  • The amount of time it takes for the review process depends on a variety of factors that can vary over the course of the year (e.g. the number of petitions currently in line for review, the complexity of each case, the need to obtain additional information from the student if the petition was submitted with incomplete or unclear information, etc).
  • This review process can take anywhere from several weeks to several months to be completed. The maximum time for petition review is approximately six months.
  • Every effort is made to expedite petitions submitted by students who are current candidates to graduate.
  • When a decision is made, the student is mailed a copy of the petition with the decision indicated in writing.


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