Please read this entire page very carefully before filling out a petition.
Make-Up Policy for Homework (from Syllabus)
If any non-test assignments are missed or not completed for any reason, you may request an extension in WebAssign within 14 days of the deadline. If granted, you may complete the assignment after its deadline for a 30% reduction. Only the work submitted after the deadline will be penalized; all work submitted before the deadline gets full credit. Any assignments not attempted will be scored 0. Your lowest 3 homework scores will be dropped
What this means to you: Petition requests to make up homeworks will not be approved for any reason. This is why we drop the lowest ones and offer the extension with penalty. If we knew every student would be able to do every assignment, there would not be any drops. We want to base your grade off the work you do. However, we are aware that there will be instances where students cannot complete assignments, for any number of reasons, and that is why your lowest homeworks will be dropped. Since you have a limited number of drops for homework, it is important to take every assignment seriously, and to complete all assigned work on time. Do not rely on earlier assignments as being your drops just in case a situation arises later in the semester where you might need to apply those drops.
The ONLY exception to this policy is if a student has to miss more than a consecutive week of school and can provide verifiable documentation that excuses them from school for that ENTIRE time. In that case, the student should fill out a petition.
If a student misses a test due to COVID-related quarantine requirement and provides official UA documentation of that quarantine requirement, that missed test score will be replaced with the Final Exam score. Submit official documentation at mtlc.ua.edu/petition/.
Make-Up Policy for Tests (From Syllabus)
If one of the 4 regular tests is missed due to ANY circumstance, no makeup test will be given. The zero test score will be considered your lowest and will be dropped. Only one zero test score may be dropped. Since you have only one drop test grade for the semester, it is important to take every test seriously, and to take it on time. Do not rely on an earlier test as being your drop just in case a situation arises later in the semester where you might need to apply the drop. The Final Exam cannot be dropped.
What this means to you: Petition requests to make up tests will not be approved for any reason. This is why we drop the lowest test. If we knew every student would be able to take every test, we would not drop one. We want to base your grade off the work you do. However, we are aware that there will be instances where students cannot take a test, for any number of reasons, and that is why your lowest test will be dropped.
The ONLY exception to this policy is if a student has to miss more than one test and can provide verifiable documentation that excuses them from school for BOTH tests. In that case, the student should fill out a petition.
Please Note: We have a firm “No Retake” policy. If a student takes a test, they cannot retake it under any circumstances. No exceptions.
Class Attendance Policy (005, 100, 112)
Each student is required to spend time working on math coursework in the MTLC each week, during their scheduled class/lab times. Credit for attendance is determined by ACT card swipes only. There will be at least 2 attendance days dropped for 112, and at least 3 drops for 005 and 100.
What this means to you: Since at least 2 or 3 will be dropped, the ONLY reason to fill out a petition is if a student misses 2 or more full lab days and can provide verifiable documentation that excuses them from school for each time.
If you fill out a petition about something that is already covered in the above policies, you will NOT receive a response.
If you feel that you meet one of the exceptions listed above, you may fill out a petition. If it is determined by the petition committee that you do meet one of the exceptions, then you will receive a response email within 3 school days giving you further instructions. If you do not receive a response within 3 school days, then the committee has determined that your situation is already covered under one of the policies found in the syllabus.
When filling out the petition, be sure to complete every field! Failing to do so will result in us not getting your petition, even though you will get a confirmation email.