In accordance with PPM 6-22 section IX, The Student Code, the Academic Petitions Committee was established to assist students who encounter non-academic emergencies, or situations beyond their control, which potentially affect their educational record (grades, graduation clearance, registration, etc).
If these circumstances occurred after appropriate university deadlines, students have the option of petitioning for an exception to university policy. Petitions to the Academic Petitions Committee must be submitted within one calendar year after the event or issue being contested. Note: students who have non-academic emergencies after the withdrawal deadline should discuss with their instructor(s) the possibility of an Incomplete.
TYPICAL ISSUES PETITIONED THROUGH THE ACADEMIC PETITION COMMITTEE
Graduation: requests for a waiver or course substitution of the following university requirements:, back-dating a Degree, Diversity- Residency (30 hours in residency at WSU for Bachelor's degree, 20 for an Associate's Degree), Scientific Inquiry,Total Hours, and Upper Division.
Note: General Education Requirements: requests pertaining to Breadth, Core, CIL, or all other general education requirements must go directly through the associated departments. Major/Minor Requirements: request for exceptions to major, minor, or emphasis requirements must be submitted directly to the associated academic department.
Records: Retroactive add, cancelation, or withdrawal of a course(s), exceptions to academic records posting deadlines or processes, exceptions to academic renewal policy, and other academic records policies or procedure.
Registration: late cancelation, late withdrawal, modification of variable credits, changes in CR/NC or AU status, and exceptions to any registration policy or procedure.
UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD I PETITION?
In order for your petition to be considered, you must demonstrate there are/were non-academic, extenuating circumstances beyond your control which prevented you from complying with published dates and deadlines. These may include but are not limited to: serious injury or illness, death in the immediate family (parent, spouse, or child), unplanned military duty, etc.
STUDENT RIGHTS IN THE PETITION PROCESS
Please be aware that if your petition is denied, you may have your decision reviewed in a hearing before the Administrative Hearing Officer. Participating in the hearing process, however, does not guarantee a favorable outcome. Petitions for hearings must be made in writing within thirty (30) days of the date of this letter and should be addressed to Dr. Bruce Bowen, Academic Affairs Hearing Officer, Academic Affairs Office, 1004 University Circle, Ogden UT 84408-1004.
For help with preparing your Academic Petition, please contact Tanya Scott at 801-626-6061 or in person at the Student Services Center RM101.
3885 West Campus Dr. Dept 1102
Ogden, UT 84408-1102