General Education Petition

The General Education Petition process is available for students who are seeking a waiver or substitution for a university-level General Education requirement. In order to submit a waiver with regard to General Education Requirements, students must:

  1. Meet with either (a) an advisor to review this form and discuss your case or (b) a Disability Specialist in the Student Disability Services office to discuss supporting documentation if you are a student registered with SDS or if you suspect you might have a disability that is relevant to this petition. If a disability pertinent to this petition can be documented, SDS will act as the advisor for this petition.
  2. Advisors: Complete the form and attach all supporting documentation* by following the link below. Advisors will inform the student of the disposition of the appeal by email.

*Attaching syllabi, copies of course descriptions or direct links can expedite the process. 

General Education Petition Form

Transfer students: Wayne Experience (WE) will be automatically waived if a student transfers a minimum of 24 credits to WSU. Advanced Placement (AP) tests, International Baccalaureate (IB) tests, CLEP exams, and High School Dual Enrollment do not count towards waiving WE.

NOTE: Petition requests must be submitted through the form.  Oral requests are not accepted. All information regarding the student's petition, including the decision regarding the waiver, is private information. Therefore, information about the waiver will not be given out over the phone.   

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Contact Marlena Frontera at 313-577-0167 or m.frontera@wayne.edu for questions.