MITCommittee on Academic Performance

Petition Process: Committee Review

The CAP meets to review petitions within three business days of each deadline.

The Committee reads each petition individually, giving significant attention to your request and statements from your advisor, instructor, and others. Voting members discuss your request in the context of Faculty policy and Committee precedent. The Committee acts solely based on the written information provided, in light of advice from the ex officio members, if given. Students, advisors, and instructors do not appear before the CAP. Discussions and votes are not recorded, and members observe strict confidentiality.

Petitions can be:

See the Petition Decisions page for details of each action.

Committee decisions are reported first by email, then by printed letter. You and your advisor receive both the email and a printed letter; your home department administrator is copied on the email.