Programs by Petition are study abroad programs that have not been pre-approved by the SAC. These programs are available to students whose academic needs are not met by the existing slate of Approved Programs. In order to apply for a Program by Petition, students must first petition the SAC for approval. Pomona normally requires a 10.0 GPA minimum for a Program by Petition. Any student with a GPA below 10.0 must present persuasive reasons why this policy should be waived. Students with a GPA below 9.0 may not petition for a program. Additionally, students should complete the appropriate college-level language study in preparation for the proposed program, if that language is taught at The Claremont Colleges. Students are expected to complete a content course related to the study abroad destination.

All Pomona College study abroad policies and procedures outlined in this guide apply to students who participate in a Program by Petition, except as noted.