Late Drop / Withdrawal

Guidelines & Instructions 

Drop Petitions

If students have questions about the petition or the process, see an advisor during Virtual Drop-in or chat with an advisor via Live Chat.

Completed petitions are reviewed by a committee and typically approved or denied within 7 business days from submission to academic.advising@sjsu.edu

Students will be notified of the decision via a MySJSU message. We strongly recommend that students continue to attend/submit work until they receive a MySJSU message saying that the petition has been approved. If the petition is denied, students will receive additional information regarding the appeal process.

Graduate students should use the petition found on the GAPE website

Undergraduate Change of Major

Use these forms to change or declare a major or minor. To change your major to undeclared, fill out the form and meet with an AARS advisor and obtain the required signatures. 


Change of Major (Fewer than 90 units earned) [pdf]

Change of Major (90 or more units earned) [pdf]

Other Forms/Petitions

Healthcare Provider Verification of Medical Condition [pdf] - Use this form with any petition based on a medical condition (drop, withdrawal, leave of absence, etc.) to provide documentation of medical issue for self or family member.

Undergraduate Reinstatement Petition [PDF] [pdf]
Use this petition if you have been academically disqualified at SJSU and wish to become eligible for readmission.