Student Handbook 2021-2022


Student Requests for Exceptions to Academic Policies

This section does not apply to academic policies mentioned elsewhere in this Student Handbook. Academic policies have been thoroughly considered before adoption and are consistently applied. However, Walsh reserves the right to grant an exception to a policy. The integrity of a Walsh degree and equality of treatment of students limits the types of policy exceptions that may be granted and the justifications which may be considered.

A student seeking to obtain an exception to an academic policy must submit a written petition to the provost by the end of the following semester, not to exceed three months after the semester in which the exception is requested. The petition must include the policy for which the student is seeking the exception and the reasons justifying the request. Exceptions are not given for work-related reasons or when the student has completed the course(s) by having taken the final exam and/or by submitting the final project. Written documentation must be attached to any policy exception requested for medical reasons. Requests will be reviewed with the appropriate academic personnel or provost. The student will be notified of the decision in writing. A copy of all written decisions may be retained in the student’s file.