Students wishing to submit a Flag Substitution Petition may use the link below to access the online Flag Petition form. Before accessing the form, please read all of the information on this page to learn what kind of courses may and may not be petitioned, and please read the criteria for the Flag you are petitioning to ensure that you understand the requirements for that Flag. In evaluating petitions, we will be looking to see whether the course you wish to substitute meets all of the criteria for the Flag, based on the course syllabus and any other information you submit.
The online petition system will ask you for the following information
- Semester and year in which you took the course
- Institution where you took the course
- Course title and instructor
- Course number where you took the course
- UT course equivalency number
- You must upload a complete syllabus, including a week-by-week breakdown of assignments
- You will have the option to upload additional supporting documents
If you have questions about the petitions process or want to schedule a consultation with a Flag Advisor you can reach us via email. Please include your UT EID in all emails. For all other Flags-related questions, please call the Center for the Skills & Experience Flags office at 512-471-5949.
In order to successfully complete your Flag petition, you must demonstrate that the course meets the Flag criteria
- Cultural Diversity
- Ethics & Leadership
- Global Cultures
- Independent Inquiry
- Quantitative Reasoning
Courses You Can Petition
Dual credit, study abroad, transfer, and University Extension courses can be petitioned. In-residence courses taken for a letter grade can also be petitioned. Pass/Fail, and credit-by-exam courses, including courses from AP credit, cannot be petitioned.
If you transfer to a different college or school after your petition is approved, the approved Flag will not automatically follow you to your new college. You must contact a Flag Advisor, provided that you still need the Flag.
Transfer credit accepted in any form by the Office of Admissions (directly equivalent to a UT course number, general credit within a field of study, or general elective credit) may be used to satisfy Flag requirements if approved by the Flag petition committee.