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Academic Calendar Petitions

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. A petition is not required unless a tuition adjustment is desired. Tuition owed by week for Term Withdrawals.

Undergraduate & Professional Petitions

Graduate Students use this link.

This form is your petition to request the University to make an exception to an academic deadline for you. Please read the instructions carefully. This form is NOT for course substitutions or waiving degree requirements. You will be billed a $10 non-refundable processing fee on your student account for filing the petition.

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Graduate Student Petitions

Graduate School

Pullman Campus Information

The Petition Process & Committee

The Petition process takes 6-8 weeks from the initial submission through review by the Petition Committee. Supporting documentation is REQUIRED and is best submitted with the petition. A non-refundable $10 processing fee will be billed to your student account after the petition is reviewed.

The Petition Committee is a team of advisors and administrators who meet bi-weekly, usually on Tuesdays, to consider completed petitions.

Questions about Petitions may be emailed; petition decisions are not discussed by phone. Petition results are emailed to the address listed on the petition request

Instructor Feedback

Instructor Feedback Submission Form. WSU login credentials are required.

Instructor feedback provides the Petition Committee additional information to consider in making their decision. Instructor feedback is only required for a drop/withdraw when a final grade has been assigned.

  • Dropping/Withdrawing from a Course:
    • An official final grade has been assigned: Required.
    • An official final grade has not been assigned: Not required, but students may obtain it if they feel that it would be beneficial.
  • Term Withdrawal (drop/withdraw from all courses): Not required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to submit a Current Term Withdrawal in myWSU before filing a Petition for a tuition adjustment during the current term?

Yes, if you are petitioning for a tuition adjustment for the current term, you must first submit a Current Term Withdrawal request. The petition committee will not consider your petition unless you have completed a Current Term Withdrawal. Instructions for Current Term Withdrawals.

Should I petition to remove a W grade for Fall 20XX or Spring 20XX? 

If you missed the deadline, you may petition if you have extraordinary circumstances and documentation.

Does filing a petition with the Registrar’s Office cover the Financial Aid SAP appeal?

No. Financial Aid SAP appeals must be filed separately through the Student Financial Services Office.

If my petition is approved will that clear my academic deficiency so I do not have file for reinstatement?

It depends on how it changes your academic standing (ASCC determines academic standing and handles deficiency/dismissal). Applying for reinstatement under Rule 38 may be faster than submitting a petition, as well as helping you succeed in the future. If you are dismissed under rule 39, the petition process may be your only option to continue at WSU without sitting out for a year.

Since the time between fall and spring semester is limited and the petition process takes 6-8 weeks, it is unlikely a petition for fall semester can be processed quickly enough to allow you to enroll in spring semester.

I have had health issues and need to drop/withdraw from a class or two. Do I need to file a petition?

It depends - students may drop courses without record during the first thirty days during the fall and spring semester. If it is within the withdrawal deadline and a student has not exhausted his/her withdrawals,the student would withdraw on myWSU. If it is past the withdrawal deadline, the student may file a petition.

My doctor or mental health clinician from Cougar Health Services sent the Registrar’s Office a memo recommending I withdraw from all of my classes. Do I need to file a petition?

It depends - students may withdraw from the current term during the first week of class to receive a full tuition adjustment. Student have until the last day of instruction to submit a term withdrawal online to avoid receiving final grades. A petition is only necessary after a term withdrawal is submitted if the student wishes to pursue tuition adjustment. Also, a petition is needed if the student missed the deadline to withdraw from the current term.

57. 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.


Academic Calendar Petitions
Office of the Registrar