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Petition for Degree Exception (BASE)
Grade Appeal Petition
Institutional Correction
Late Enrollment Form
Overload Exception Form
Time Conflict Form
Transfer Course Approval
Tuition and Fees Appeal


The following two documents are maintained and available on the Office of the Registrar's Web page:

Audit Approval 
Pass-Fail Option

Board of Academic Standards Exception Petition (BASE Petition)

Students may appeal to the Board of Academic Standards Exceptions
(BASE) to request a variance from College academic requirements.

Purpose: To review with appropriate administrative offices those
guidelines and criteria to be considered for exceptions to
published college standards.

BASE Petition Procedures


  • Students may need to obtain several signatures.  The signatures required may vary based on the student’s specific request (see below). 
  • Signators must mark whether they approve or deny the request, and include a written rationale for their decision.

Commonly Required Signatures

In most cases, students will also need to obtain the signature of the chair of the department or departments most directly related to the exception being requested.   For example, if a student is requesting to use a History course to substitute for a General Studies requirement, they must obtain the endorsement of the History department and the chair of General Studies. A department Chair would know where the petition should go next.


The student should obtain the signature of the applicable department chair(s) as described above.  If there is uncertainty about which department chair is needed, a student should consult his or her own department chair for guidance.  That department chair would know where the form goes next and would send it on.   Once the process is electronic, based on the nature of the request, the form will be forwarded electronically for the next signature.

Basic Degree Requirements:

Degree Requirements as outlined in the catalog (click hyperlink)

Students are responsible for full knowledge of the provisions and regulations pertaining to their program contained in this Catalog and elsewhere. Students have final responsibility for completing the requirements for a degree and are urged to seek advising. Students should never assume that they have approval to deviate from a stated requirement without a properly signed statement to that effect. Please refer to the Academic Policies and Procedures in the Catalog.

Requirements That Cannot Be Waived For Any Student:

  • 120 semester hours minimum credit for graduation with a Bachelor’s degree.
  • 40 semester hours minimum upper-division credit for graduation with a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Awarding upper-division credit for courses completed at a junior or community college.
  • Any required portion of a degree: major, minor, general studies and emphasis.
  • 2.00 or other (higher) minimum GPA requirement in the major, the minor, and for all MSU Denver programs.
  • 50 hours at MSU Denver prior to the term of graduation to be eligible for graduation with honors.
  •  A "No Credit" (NC) notation on the student's record.

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