Miami Plan Petition

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How do I modify Miami Plan Requirements?

You must meet with an academic advisor in order to discuss and prepare your petition to modify Miami Plan requirements.

You must obtain the following to be uploaded as part of the proposal packet:

  1. List of all courses you are requesting for substitutions in the Miami Plan—use the Miami course numbers from your Degree Audit Report (DAR). Note: transfer courses that are not equivalent to an exact Miami course are listed on your DAR as “T” numbers (e.g. MTH T01 or HST T02); list them as such. Indicate how many total hours you are petitioning for substitution in the Miami Plan. Finally, check the box for the Miami Plan category (Foundation, Thematic Sequence, Capstone) you are petitioning. For Thematic Sequences, enter the sequence number (e.g. MTH2, SOC1, etc). You must have officially declared the sequence in order to petition a modification.
  2. Statement of Explanation—Upload a statement/letter explaining a.) exactly what your petition request is and b.) why you feel this course meets the spirit of the Miami Plan and the two core competencies of Written Communication and Critical Thinking, or why the course(s) fits your Thematic Sequence. For petitions concerning Foundations, please consult Foundation Descriptions. For petitions regarding Global courses (IIIA and IIIB), please consult the Foundation IIIA/IIIB Rubric.
  3. Degree Audit Report—Upload a current DAR with your proposal. Please be sure to print the detailed version of your DAR that lists which courses are meeting requirements.
  4. Contact information for your Academic Advisor—You must discuss your petition with your academic advisor and receive their approval. We will send an authorization to your advisor after you submit the proposal. You must provide the advisor's name, department, and Miami email address.
  5. Contact information for your Chief Departmental Advisor—You must discuss your petition with the Chief Departmental Advisor (CDA) in the area of the course you are petitioning. For a Thematic Sequence, the CDA of the department that houses the sequence should approve. We will send an authorization to the CDA after you submit the proposal. You must provide the the advisor's name, department, and Miami email address. List of Chief Departmental Advisors.
  6. Course Syllabus (Transfer Courses Only)—If you are petitioning a “T” number transfer course, a syllabus must be attached to your petition. A catalog course description is not sufficient. The Chief Departmental Advisor must review the syllabus before supporting your petition.

All components of the proposal must be turned in before it will be reviewed by the Director of Liberal Education.

Submit your Petition