Petitions are written requests for exceptions to the Examinations and Promotions Academic Decisions and Rules in the Faculty of Engineering due to special circumstances. Common adjustment issues such as "I used the poor work habits of high school and made adjustments too late in the term" or "I made poor choices throughout the term" are not treated as significant. 

It requires the submission of a Petition for Exception to Academic Regulations (Form 70A) and supporting documentation. The Secretariat website has information on Policy 70 - Student Petitions and Grievances.