How to Petition
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There are no summer advising holds, but be sure to discuss your summer enrollment plans with your advisor.
Graduate students: Contact the Graduate School for petition information
Read this page carefully. You are required to indicate that you have read the following information before being directed to the petition form.
Under Academic Regulation 57 students may petition the university for exceptions to the academic calendar (e.g. withdrawal from a course after the deadline) OR petition for withdrawal from an individual course after having used the maximum number allowed.
Petitions must be made within two years of the date of enrollment in the course.
Your student account will be billed a $10 non-refundable processing fee regardless of the petition outcome.
Petitions are considered ONLY in the case of extraordinary circumstances. Common examples include: serious illness, death in the immediate family, medical emergency or a university error that either affected your attendance, completion of classes, or precluded your ability to drop or withdraw from the class, or to request a term withdrawal by the appropriate deadline.
The explanation of your extraordinary circumstances and the verifiable documents you provide are the primary basis the committee will use to approve or deny your request. Examples of acceptable documentation are listed below. Simply forgetting a deadline, receiving a low grade, or changing your major are not considered extraordinary circumstances.
IMPORTANT: All documentation must be uploaded with the submission of the petition.
Examples of Documentation
Note: Do not send medical charts, notes, or photographs. Only send a letter from your health care provider as described below.
- A letter from your health care provider(s) on clinic/agency letterhead that includes a description of the medical condition, the approximate date the condition began, treatment rendered, and how that condition affected your ability to function academically.
- WSU Student Health and Wellness Services letter of support
- WSU Counseling and Testing Services letter of support
Documentation for Non-Medical Issues
- Copies of prior correspondence (letters, e-mails, etc.)
- Financial aid documents
- Other proof of non-attendance or “extraordinary circumstances” (all letters/statements must be on official letterhead with appropriate signatures)
Allow 4–6 weeks for your request to be processed.
Rulings will be mailed to the address provided on the form.
- Tuition Late Payment Fee: If you feel you have been charged a late fee in error during the summer session, please contact the WSU Online Student Accounts Office at email@example.com.
- Other Course Fees: If you have a question about fees on your account, please contact WSU Online Student Accounts at 866-696-4485 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For information regarding dropping and withdrawing from courses, review Academic Regulations 67 & 68 in the WSU catalog.
- For information regarding term withdrawal, previously called cancellation of enrollment, review Academic Regulation 70 in the WSU catalog.
- No courses designated as meeting University Common Requirements (UCORE) or General Education Requirements (GER) may be taken pass, fail. Review Academic Regulation 50 in the WSU catalog.