If you feel you have a valid reason outside of your 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), you may submit a petition. This policy is regarding field experience-specific policies only. You should consult your Walden University Student Handbook and contact your 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 you are not sure if the policy in question is field experience-related or other, you can contact the SOC-OFE and/or your student success advisor.
If you have a valid reason to request an exception to an SOC-OFE policy, you may do so using the Field Experience Petition Form.
The following is considered in review of petitions:
There are important considerations for field experience application submission window/deadline extension requests:
Note: All exceptions to field experience policy must be formally petitioned using the Field Experience Petition Form, except
You may appeal, or have a Field Experience Petition decision reconsidered, if you believe one of the following conditions exists:
The Field Experience Petition and Appeal Forms are available on the SOC-OFE website.