Petition Supporting Documentation

The burden of proof rests with the student to submit documentation of circumstances that prevented the student from adhering to the WSU policies and procedures.  All statements in the petition MUST be documented.  This documentation may include, but not limited to the following:

  1. Medical reasons:  Statement from the physician or hospital on official letterhead that provides:
         a.  Date the medical condition was diagnosed.
         b.  Dates of treatment.
         c.  Dates of hospitalization or confinement, recuperation period, release from treatment.
         d.  Please do not submit medical bills or insurance claims.
  2. Military deployment:
         a. Deployment papers if the student's military unit was activated and deployed during the semester.
         b.  Other official legal documents that substantiate the inability to participate in courses during the semester due to the deployment or military commitments.
  3. Death in immediate family:
         a. Certificate of death or obituaries listing relationship to deceased individual.
         b.  Immediate family is defined as spouse, sibling, children, and/or parents.
  4. Other:  Special circumstances beyond the student's control may be considered.
         a.  Must be documented on letterhead by source that supports the claim.
         b.  Official documents to substantiate claim.