• Home
  • Undergrad Services
  • Requirement Substitution Petitions (Gray Petitions)

Requirement Substitution Petitions (Gray Petitions)

<< Back to Undergraduate Forms

Students who want completed elective courses to fulfill requirements must petition to do so. 

To fulfill general education requirements:

Print a petition form or get one from the College Student Academic Services Office, 109 Strong Hall.

Complete the petition, describing why you think the course fulfills the requirement. You must be specific and show how the course you took is similar to KU courses that fulfill the requirement.

Take the following items to the Undergraduate Coordinator of the KU department that would offer a similar course:

  • your completed petition
  • the course syllabus
  • your DPR checklist

Have the Undergraduate Coordinator complete the lower right hand section of the petition form.

Return the petition to Student Academic Services, 109 Strong Hall.

To fulfill a requirement for your major:

Take the following items to the Undergraduate Coordinator of your major department:

  • the course syllabus
  • your DPR checklist

If the Undergraduate Coordinator approves your substitution, have him or her write a memo to Student Academic Services informing us of the substitution.

You may use the petition form from Student Academic Services if desired for major substitutions but it is not required. 

Please note that all degrees require some elective hours; they are necessary to complete the minimum number of hours required for graduation.

Connect with the College

Student Academic Services
(785) 864-3500
Staff Profiles

College Undergraduate Newsletter
Home to 50+ departments, centers, and programs, the School of the Arts, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration
KU offers courses in 40 languages
No. 1 ranking in city management and urban policy —U.S. News and World Report
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times