STUDENT PETITIONS FOR EXCEPTIONS TO ACADEMIC CALENDAR DEADLINES AND WITHDRAWAL LIMITS
Students may, with the payment of a service fee, petition for exceptions to the academic calendar deadlines (e.g., withdrawal after the deadline) or petition for withdrawal from an individual course after the student has used the maximum number allowed. Petitions are considered only in the case of extraordinary circumstances such as a medical emergency and require supporting documentation.
Undergraduate and professional students may petition through the Registrar’s Office. Graduate students may petition through the Graduate School.
Petitions for exceptions to the academic calendar deadlines and withdrawal limits must be made within two years of the date of enrollment in the course.
Each campus processes their own petitions. Students may petition when a deadline has been missed. Students wishing to withdraw from the current term should submit a Current Term Withdrawal in myWSU. In this case, a petition is not required unless a tuition adjustment is desired.
This online form is your petition to request the University to make an exception to an academic calendar deadline for you. Please read the instructions carefully. This form is NOT for course substitutions or waiving degree requirements.
Any supporting documentation can be emailed to email@example.com.
You will be billed a $10 non-refundable processing fee on your student account for filing the petition.
Your petition will be reviewed by a committee that meets approximately every two (2) weeks. Petitions are considered ONLY in the case of extraordinary circumstances. Examples include serious illness, death in the immediate family, medical emergency, or university error that either affected your attendance and completion of classes or precluded your ability to drop, withdraw, or withdraw from the term by the deadline. Missing an assignment deadline, receiving a low grade, or changing majors are not considered extraordinary.
Petitions may NOT be submitted for any grade change requests, except for a W with documentation of instructor support. Please contact the instructor directly for any communication regarding your final grade.
Documentation is extremely important. The Petition Committee will use the verifiable documentation you provide and explanation of your extraordinary circumstances as the primary basis for the approval or denial of your request. (See examples under the DOCUMENTATION section.)
It is your responsibility to provide adequate documentation that corroborates your statement. The Registrar’s Office cannot initiate contact with your doctor, advisor, instructor, etc. Letters and statements of support should be on letterhead and include a review of the circumstances with specific dates and a recommendation. In your written statement, be sure to include as many specific dates and names as possible.
Regardless of the committee’s decision, you will be billed a $10 non‐refundable processing fee on your student account for filing the petition.
Examples of Documentation:
Petitions for exceptions to academic calendar deadlines and withdrawal limits must be made within two (2) years of the date of enrollment in the course.
YES. Petitions without supporting documentation will be DENIED. If you do not have any supporting documentation for your petition, please ensure that you include a personal statement of the extenuating circumstances.
YES. Supporting documentation can be attached to your petition during submission. However, documentation can also be emailed separately to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name and WSU ID number on any separate documentation.
N0. Petitions can’t be submitted for grade change requests, except for a W with documentation of instructor support. Please contact the instructor directly for any communication regarding your final grade.
YES. If you are petitioning for a tuition adjustment for the current term, you must first submit a Current Term Withdrawal request. The committee will not consider your petition unless you have completed a Current Term Withdrawal.
Approximately 2-3 weeks
The Petition Committee is a mix of advisors and administrators.
An email will be sent to the address listed on your petition request.
YES. Regardless of the committee’s decision, you will be billed a $10 non‐refundable processing fee on your student account for filing the petition.