Timeline for Fall 2021 Petition Course Signup & Registration
Student Petition Course Request Period – Saturday, May 8th- Tuesday, May 11th
Students log into https://webadvising.union.edu to request consideration for petition
courses (as designated by the “Y” in the petition column on the course schedule.) with the exception of courses in the Computer Science department (see below for special instructions.)
Faculty Decision Period – Wednesday, May 12th - Monday, May 17th
Instructors review the signup information and select students based on predetermined
Approved students are changed by the department to “Faculty Accepted.” Students not accepted are changed to “Denied Request” or “Waitlisted” depending on their placement by
Student Petition Acceptance Period – Tuesday, May 18th – Thursday, May 20th
Students log back into Webadvising to view the status of the course(s) they
requested and change the ones that are marked “Faculty Approved” to “Student Accepted.”
If you are approved for a course that you do not intend to register for, PLEASE change the
status to “Not needed by Student” so the department can admit an alternate student.
Students still need to register for the course online once their appointment time comes.
Please note: “Student Accepted” is the only status that will allow you to register for the
If students do not register for a petition course that they accept, the department, at their
discretion, may give their space to another student on the waitlist after the conclusion of prescheduling appointments.
*******FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE PETITION COURSES ONLY******** Monday, May 10th – Friday May 14th
Students wishing to request a petition for a computer science (CSC) course, will need to log directly into Self Service -> Student Planning instead of Webadvising during the week of May 10
– May 14th. Students will go to the Course Catalog, select Computer Science and add the appropriate Fall 2021 section to their course plan. They will be asked if they want to “waitlist” the course. This will be the equivalent of requesting a petition in Webadvising. The computer science department will get a report of students interested in a seat in one of their petition
courses and will evaluate them. Accepted students will be notified via email of their approval. If
approved, students will be able to register for the course when their registration time opens.
Students should refer to Student Planning for their appointment time and day. Registration appointments for students commence on Monday, May 24th.
Your adviser will “clear you” to register on Student Planning after discussing your fall course choices.
Students will also see any other holds (financial, health, failure to declare a major, etc.) on Student Planning. Students are not allowed to preschedule if they have holds on their account although they will be allowed to participate in the petition process, including requesting CSC courses.