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How to Petition Courses

Prepare Documents

To petition courses to count toward your CLS minor, you will need the following:

  1. UCSD Undergraduate Petition Form (PDF)
  2. Course Syllabus (PDF)
  3. Any additional supporting material to show the course contains at least 50% or more Chicanx and Latinx Studies related content

Submit your documents as ONE PDF file, that combines the form and supplementary material.

Review Petition Form

Before you submit your petition, review your form carefully. View a sample of a completed petition here.

  1. Be sure to check the appropriate box.
    • Departmental Exception - Minors Only
    • College Exception - GE Requests
    • University Exception - DEI Requests
  2. Make sure that "If UC San Diego course" section is filled out completely. (Section ID is not required for non-UCSD courses)
  3. Write your petition request in detail under "Reason for Request." If your information is missing, it will not be processed. It is your responsibility to clarify your minor/GE/DEI requirement and how you would like to use your course for it.


"I would like to use this course to fulfill my CLS minor's upper division requirement."

"I would like to use this course to count toward my lower division requirement for my CLS minor."

Submit Petition Electronically

  1. Save your petition and supplementary material as ONE PDF file and name it as follows: First Initial Last Name_PETN_SubjectCourseNumber_DateofSubmission
    • Example: JDoe_PETN_EDS113_10272020
  2. Submit your PDF to with the subject line, "Course Petition: Last Name, First Name (PID)"


  • Visit to see if you need to petition the courses you took at your community college