The petition process is designed to help students who experienced qualifying non-academic circumstances during the semester that prevented them from successfully completing their coursework with a passing grade, resulting in E, UW, or NC grades. This petition process may not be used to address academic circumstances such as course difficulty. The university has a generous retake policy in which the new WSU grade will replace the old grade in students' GPA.
Students may petition for a change in their academic record in cases involving the following qualifying non-academic circumstances:
Third-party documentation demonstrating proof of qualifying circumstances must be submitted in all of the above circumstances. Please see How to Submit a Petition for more information.
A one-year statute of limitations applies to petitions. Students may not submit a petition for events or semesters older than one year unless they can provide evidence of serious extenuating circumstances that prevented them from filing their petition within the required timeframe, such as incarceration, military deployment, extended hospitalization, homelessness/being unhoused, or extended travel outside the country. These extenuating circumstances must have been an ongoing and persistent barrier that kept a student from being able to engage with the petition process in a timely manner.