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Petition Process

Description: Petitions may be used to request an exemption from an academic or financial policy. Petitions must include documentation of the unique circumstances that have prompted the submission of the petition; required documentation varies by type of appeal. There are four categories of appeals that are identified by SDSU that includes Drop/Add Appeals, Academic Appeals, Graduation Related Appeal, and Financial Appeals. If a student feels they might be in a situation where a petition may be appropriate, they should contact their academic advisor. If a petition is the correct course of action, the academic advisor will assist the student with needed documentation and/or direct the student to the appropriate point of contact. Academic Appeals will follow the SDSU Student Academic Integrity and Academic Appeals policy.

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Formerly Policy# C1780
Reviewed by the Bylaws and Handbook Committee 12/2015; 3/2021
University links updated 1/2016