Graduate Course Option Petition Form

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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COLLEGE OF LAW
GRADUATE COURSE OPTION PETITION
NAME: _______________________________________________ UFID:__________________________
DATE: _____________________________SEM/YEAR ENTERED LAW SCHOOL: _________________
EMAIL: _____________________________________ PHONE:_________________________________
The following polices apply to the Graduate Course Option:
• With approval, students may complete a maximum of two courses in the University of Florida Graduate School or in foreign
language courses for a maximum of six credits toward law school graduation. Both courses may be taken in the same
semester. Grades of “B” or higher must be earned to obtain academic credit for the courses although the grade is not
computed in a student’s grade point average. Independent study and directed research courses in another college are not
permitted.
• Transient/transfer students who have received more than 23 hours for work at another law school are not eligible for the
graduate course option. Joint degree students and students on probation are not eligible for the graduate course
option.
• Foreign language courses do not have to be at the graduate level. No foreign language course may be approved unless it
is a new language for the student or is advanced beyond courses in the language the student has previously taken. No
foreign language course will be approved for a student who is proficient in the language. Approval to take a language
course is conditional on placement as determined by the department offering the course.
• Based upon ABA Standard 306, governing distance education in U.S. Law Schools, no Graduate level distance
education/online courses will be approved if it is determined the student will not have ample interaction with the instructor
and other students. This will be determined from the syllabus submitted with the petition. No student may obtain more than
4 credit hours of distance education/online courses in the same term. This includes any distance education/online law
courses that a student may be completing at the law school in the same term. Additionally, no student may receive more
than a total of 12 credit hours of academic credit for distance education/online courses completed at the law school and the
graduate school.
• Students may take courses specified in the Graduate Course Option only if the student, through the exercise of due
diligence, cannot take a course containing substantially the same subject matter at the Levin College of Law.
Please list the course(s) you want to take by course name and section number, indicate credit hours, attach a catalog
description and syllabus, and give professor’s name and telephone number. Please indicate what other graduate courses
you have taken, if any. Briefly explain how this proposed course helps you meet your educational or professional goals.
TERM
COURSE PREFIX/NUMBER
SECTION #
COURSE NAME and # of CREDITS
CREDITS
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__________________________
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__________________________
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EXPLANATION:________________________________________________________________________________________
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I understand that I cannot assume my request has been approved, and I am responsible for checking to see what action has
been taken on this petition. If approved, I am responsible for the registration of the approved course(s).
STUDENT’S SIGNATURE: __________________________________________________ DATE: ______________________
OFFICE USE ONLY
APPROVED_______
DENIED_______ BY__________________________________ DATE:_______________________
STUDENT NOTIFED OF DECISION____ BY__________________________________ DATE:_______________________
SASS FILE UPDATED_______ BY___________________________________________DATE:_______________________

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