Academic Administrative Board Petition

The Academic Administrative Board meets approximately every other week throughout the academic year.

Fall 2017:  September 19, October 3, October 17, October 31, November 14, November 28, and December 12.
Spring 2018:  January 26, February 2, February 16, March 2, March 23, April 6, April 13, April 27.

Students who wish to petition the Board must first consult with the academic dean for their class year. The academic deans are: Kim Parent (for class of 2021), Alison Hopkins (for 2020 & 2019), and Sarah Adelman (for 2018). Any of the academic deans may be reached at the Academic Deans Office (413) 538-2855.  The academic deans are also the right contacts for questions about the petitioning process.

Once you have consulted your academic dean, you may submit your petition electronically via this online form. Petitions must be received one week prior to the posted meeting date, by noon. Petitions received after this deadline will be added to the following meeting's agenda. Meeting dates are listed above.

Ex-students who have graduated or withdrawn from the College have only a short period after they left the College to petition for any transcript changes.  The deadlines are:

  • early September for those who graduated or withdrew April through July
  • January 1 for those who graduated or withdraw August through October; and
  • May 1 for those who withdrew November through March.

Student Information

(add "FP" too if appropriate)

Mailing Address

Petition Information

You can paste your entry in from a word-processing program.
e.g. PHYS-150-01

Supportive Documentation

For example, for a late course add or drop/withdrawal, you will need to provide an email from the instructor confirming that you are attending the course or when you stopped.

Address supportive documentation to:

Dean of Studies
c/o Marianne Taylor
Mary Lyon Hall, Room 300