The Registrar’s Office is unavailable for in-person contact at this time, however, we continue to offer email support for any of your Registrar-related questions and needs.

We will update this information as changes to our availability occur. More information on the precautions being taken by the university to prevent the spread of the coronavirus can be found at

General Information

The Petition Services Office within Academic Records & Registrar reviews, initiates, and facilitates the process for petitions. There are two types of petitions. Registration-related petitions are related to registration errors and are student-initiated. General petitions relate to exceptions to academic policies and are initiated within academic units; these are not forwarded to Petition Services until the academic department has finished all paperwork and gotten all required endorsements and supporting documentation.

Registration-related Petitions (initiated by students) include:

General Petitions (initiated in Academic Units) include:

Submitting a Petition Inquiry

For instructions on how to submit a petition inquiry, please refer to our askUSC knowledge base article: “How do I initiate a registration petition?

There are several exceptions to consider when determining if you are eligible to petition:

  • Students who have graduated or otherwise discontinued their enrollment at USC or who had an activity restriction (“hold”) prevent their registration change are not eligible to petition.
  • There is a two-year time limit from the end of a semester for a student to petition; this time limit can be extended up to five years with permission from the student’s school (pending proper information is still available to complete the petition).
  • No petitions can be considered for coursework more than five years old.
Note: Current USC students must use their official university email address ( for all official university communications. Please include this e-mail address when using the askUSC “E-Mail Us” page.


Petition Services is located within the lobby of John Hubbard Hall. Students sign into the kiosk, choosing “Registrar” and then “Petitions.” (All supporting documentation must be submitted electronically, however, and Petition Services cannot accept original files or documents.)

Hours: 9am to 5pm; Monday to Friday (excluding USC holidays)
Walk-in Hours: 9am to 4:30pm; Monday to Friday (excluding USC holidays)
Phone: (213) 740-7741
Fax: (213) 821-0249

Have a question?

The askUSC portal will help you find answers to our most commonly asked questions - and even some you may not have thought about. If you have any questions, or wish to email us, we invite you to askUSC.

Note: Current USC students must use their official university email address ( for all official university communications.