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XF Removal Petition
Petition to Replace the Grade of "XF" with grade of "F" (Current Students ONLY)
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XF Petition Requirements: As per section 29 of the Code of Academic Integrity
The student may file a written petition to the Student Honor Council to have the grade of “XF” removed and permanently replaced with a grade of “F.” The decision to remove the grade of “XF” and replaced with an “F” shall rest in the discretion and judgment of a majority of a quorum of the Council, provided that:

a) At the time the petition is received, at least 12 months (or the sanctioned time period) shall have elapsed since the grade of “XF” was imposed;

b) At the time the petition is received, the student shall have successfully completed the non-credit, Academic Integrity seminar, administered by the Office of Student Conduct;

c) The Office of Student Conduct certifies that to the best of its knowledge the student has not been found responsible for any other act of academic dishonesty or similar disciplinary offense at the University of Maryland or another institution.

If you are petitioning and have not fulfilled all of these conditions, please explain your reasoning along with the questions provided.

Petition Guidelines
1) If your XF petition is denied, you must wait at least 12 months before you resubmit it.

2) Please note that proper use of grammar and language will be an important consideration when evaluating your petition. You are encouraged to utilize the Writing Center in writing the response to the petition.

3) You must have received notification from the Office of Student Conduct approving the Academic Integrity Seminar. (If you have not completed the Academic Integrity Seminar, you are not eligible to remove the "XF". To receive the Academic Integrity Seminar materials, email

4) Each question response should be 12 point font, Times New Roman (please type responses in Word Processor then copy and paste into text boxes below). Please do not repeat the question at the top of the answer page.

Student Information
Name: *
Your answer
UID: *
Your answer
Phone Number *
Your answer
Petition Information
Course for which petition is being submitted: *
Your answer
Year class was taken: *
Your answer
Semester course was taken: *
(e.g. Fall 2016)
Your answer
Academic Integrity Seminar completion date: *
Your answer
Date of hearing/conference/informal resolution: *
Your answer
Petition Instructions
Please answer each of the following questions. Each question should be answered concisely and thoroughly with well thought answers. All responses must be your own work. Your petition will not be considered if this form is not signed and dated. This petition will become part of your permanent disciplinary file.

Please use examples from the Academic Integrity seminar and/or your own life experience to answer the questions, if appropriate.

Please NO LESS THAN 150 words per response. Petitions with responses with less than 150 words on any question below will be rejected.

1) What was your motivation for committing the act of academic dishonesty and how would you react now if faced with the same stimulus? (150 word minimum) *
Your answer
2) What changes have you made in your own code of ethics as a result of this experience? How do you think these changes qualify you for XF removal? (150 word minimum) *
Your answer
3) After completing the Academic Integrity Seminar, what have you learned about yourself, your behavior, and the importance of ethical standards to the University? (150 word minimum) *
Your answer
4) In your future personal and professional life, how will ethics as well as a sense of integrity be important? (150 word minimum) *
Your answer
I certify that the responses I have provided in this petition are my own work. I understand that if I have provided false information in this petition I can be charged with further disciplinary action. *
Student's Electronic Signature: *
Your answer
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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