Students who feel they have valid reason outside of their control to request an exception to a field experience policy (e.g., extension to the application deadline, acceptance of hours accrued during a term of field experience not successfully completed) may submit a petition. This policy is in regard to field experience-specific policies only. Students should consult their Walden University Student Handbook and contact their student success advisor regarding exceptions to other program or university policies (e.g., taking courses—including field experience courses and prerequisites—out of sequence; requesting a retroactive withdrawal from courses, including field experience courses; etc.). If a student is not sure if the policy in question is field experience-related or other, they can contact the SOC-OFE and/or their student success advisor.
The following are considered when reviewing each petition:
Students may appeal, or have a Field Experience Petition decision reconsidered if they believe that:
The Field Experience Petition Form and information regarding petition procedures is available in the “Policies and Petitions” section of the SOC-OFE website.