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 some other, you may contact the SOC-OFE and/or your student success advisor.
Students who have a valid reason to request an exception to an SOC-OFE policy 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.