MITCommittee on Academic Performance

Petition Process: Submission Deadlines

The Committee accepts petitions on a rolling basis, and reviews them as schedules permit. Decisions are reported by email as soon as possible after each meeting. Petitions that require more extensive discussion are reviewed monthly during the academic year. 2017-2018 dates for these meetings are:

September 9, 2017
September 29, 2017
October 27, 2017
November 17, 2017
December 8, 2017
January 10-11, 2018
January 24-25, 2018
February 9, 2018
March 23, 2018
April 20, 2018
May 11, 2018
June 4-5, 2018
June 13-14, 2018

Petitions to Exceed Credit Limits

Petitions to exceed credit limits (including the Freshman Fall credit limit) should be submitted before the beginning of each term, so that you will know whether you can register for an overload:

Petitions to exceed a Spring credit limit may be submitted in December or January.

Late or Incomplete Petitions

The Committee will not review a petition until it is complete. The CAP Administrator will hold your incomplete petition and notify you via email of any missing information.


Note that the CAP reviews petitions for undergraduates only; graduate students should follow the petition process outlined on the website of the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education.