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Petition for Retroactive Registration or Course Add

Petition for Retroactive Registration or Course Add

Students should register for courses by the registration deadline for each term.  In addition, students should verify their registration using Student Self-Service, and, if errors are detected, make corrections during the registration period. 

In the rare situation that an error is not discovered until after the term ends, students must complete two forms - The Petition for Retroactive Registration or Course Add (OAR form) and the Graduate College Registration Revision Form.  The former must be obtained from either the Registration Office in the Student Services Building (SSB) or the Graduate College.  The latter may be obtained from the student's program or the Graduate College.

Approval for any retroactive action must be obtained from the student's Director of Graduate Studies (degree-seeking students only), the Office of International Services (if on a student visa), the Graduate College, and the Registrar of UIC.  Only if all approve the request does the change occur on the student's transcript.

Additionally, if any type of financial aid was received for the term in question (tuition waiver resulting from a fellowship, assistantship, or Graduate College tuition waiver, or if receiving a student loan, etc.) the Office of Financial Aid must complete their portion of the petition before it is submitted to the Graduate College.  When the Office of Financial Aid closes the fiscal year at the end of August it is virtually impossible to have any adjustments made for that year; therefore, for any retroactive course requests that result in tuition range changes that are recieved after that time, the student will be responsible for the difference in charges.

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