Coursework Petition

Coursework Petitions are required if:

  • A student has taken an introductory course equivalent to UCSC’s ANTH 1, 2, or 3 at another four-year university or a community college without an existing articulation agreement and they would like courses to satisfy lower-division major/minor requirments and prerequisites for upper-division courses.
    • Articulation agreements can be found at Assist.org
  • A student has taken an upper-division Anthropology course at another university (including courses taken through Education Aborad) and wants to petition for the course to count towards the Anthropology Major or Minor upper-division elective requirement (up to 10 units or two 5-unit courses).
  • A student has participated in a Field School Program and wants to petition for the course to count towards the Anthropology Major or Minor upper-division elective requirment.

Process for Coursework Petition

Step 1: Login to UCSC Google Account

You must be logged into your UCSC Google account to access the coursework petition.

Step 2: Enter your name and select Petition Type

Upon clicking the link to the Anthropology Coursework Petition, student will see an alert indicating the Google account that is signed in.  Please make sure that you are signed in to your UCSC Google account.  You will be prompted to enter your full name and select the faculty sponsor for your individual study.  You will not be able to submit the form until all fields are completed.

Step 3: Complete form in DocuSign

Upon submitting their name and petition type, student will be redirected to DocuSign to complete the form.  If the petition is incomplete, the Anthropology Undergraduate Advisor will delete the petition, and the student must start a new petition.

Step 4: Once student has signed the form, it will be sent to the Anthropology Undergraduate Advisor to review.

The Anthropology Undergraduate Advisor will review the petition for completeness. 
  • If the petition is incomplete, the Anthropology Undergraduate Advisor will delete the petition and notify the student.
  • If the petition is complete,  the  Anthropology Undergraduate Advisor will forward the petition to the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
  • Courses petitions listing courses with existing articulation agreements do not require further approval by the Director of Undergaduate Studies and will go directly to Step 6.

Step 5: Director of Undergraduate Studies Reviews Petition

The Director of Undergraduate Studies will review petitions and either approve/deny whether course(s) can be used to satisfy lower-divison/upper-division elective major/minor requirements.

Step 6: Anthropology Undergraduate Advisor Processes Coursework in MyUCSC and Completes Petition

Approval of ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and/or ANTH 3
  • Anthropology Undergraduate Advisor processes "Other Credit Quick" to indicate satisfaction of course prerequisite.
  • Anthropology Undergraduate Advisor processes "Requirement Waiver" in Academic Advising Report to indicate that major/minor is satisfied.
Approval for Upper-Division Elective Credit
  • If Office of Admissions processed credit transferred from another institution, Anthropology Undergraduate Advisor processes "Course Directive" in Academic Advising Report to indicate that one elective is satisfied.
  • If Office of Admissions has not processed credit transferred from another institution, Anthropology Undergraduate Advisor processes "Requirement Waiver" in Academic Advising Report to indicate that one elective is satisfied.

Step 7: Student saves the completed form for their records.

The student will receive the completed DocuSign petition indicating whether each course is approved or denied.  If denied, there will be a brief explanation.