University policies governing graduate education may be modified or waived by petition.  Petitions must be submitted in a timely manner, and must be approved first by the GSC and then by the University Graduate Council.

Within the department, students may be able to tailor the department's rules, requirements and procedures to fit their individual needs and interests, by consulting with their advisors and petitioning the GSC.  Please see the DGS in advance of any petition.