A student’s status is changed to classified standing when an official Study Plan has been approved. An official study plan is approved once all the pre-classification requirements have been met. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate the request for classified standing by either making an appointment with your Graduate Programs Advisor or filling out a petition for classification.
When do I initiate a request?
Students will submit a petition for classification once they have completed and passed your writing requirement. Please review your individualized advising sheet to see if you are required to complete a writing requirement.
Writing Requirement - EWP (English Writing Proficiency) Exam
must be completed in the first semester in the program.
You will need to sign up for the EWP through the testing center. The details of the exam time and are found online at http://www.fullerton.edu/testing/ewp.htm
So that you do not run into registration problems keep in mind that it takes 4-5 business days to process your petition for classification. It is required that you petition for classification:
Spring Registration - Petitions should be filed no later than September 1st so that you do not run into registration problems with restricted courses in the Spring.
Summer Registration - Petitions should be filed no later than March 1st so that you do not run into registration problems with restricted courses in the Summer.
Fall Registration - Petitions should be filed no later than June 1st so that you do not run into registration problems with restricted courses in the Fall.
How do I initiate a request?
You are welcome to schedule an appointment using the online calendar. However, the most efficient way to request classification is by email.
Fill out the the MSIT Petition for Classification
Submit the petition via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you schedule an appointment use the calendar titled "classification" and bring a completed “Petition for Classification” with you to the meeting. The petition takes 4-5 business days to process.