SDSU Global Campus
Petition for Special Consideration Instructions
This form is a formal request for exception to published policy, including policy for registration,
drop, or withdrawal, change of grading basis after deadline dates have passed.
You may submit a petition due to serious and compelling circumstances. All circumstances
must be fully documented. Petition submittal fee is $20 (non-refundable). Late registration
requests require full payment (including $25 late fee) attached. Payment may be submitted
by: cash, cashier’s check, money order or credit card. Personal checks are not accepted.
1. Fill out the petition completely. It is your responsibility to provide evidence of serious
and compelling reasons. You must attach a statement describing your request and
include documentation on the appropriate letterhead. Conﬁdential documentation may
be submitted in a sealed envelope and addressed to SDSU Global Campus Petition
Committee for review.
2. Obtain the instructor’s signature, indicating they are aware that you are requesting this
action. Instructor’s signature indicates awareness of student’s request, not approval. Ask
the instructor to indicate your grade to date. Approval of this petition requires review by
SDSU Global Campus Petition Committee to insure adherence to university policy.
3. Return the completed form by U.S. Mail with documentation to the SDSU Global
Campus Registration Ofﬁce, Gateway 1539, 5250 Campanile Drive, San Diego CA 92182-
1919. Petitions may also be submitted in person, by secure fax to (619) 594-0147 or by
secure email (contact the SDSU Global Campus Registration Ofﬁce for instructions). Do
not use standard email.
4. Once submitted, the petition process may take approximately 7-10 business days before
a decision is made. The SDSU Global Campus Registration Ofﬁce will email decisions to
your ofﬁcial SDSU email address.
5. If the petition is approved:
a) The appropriate action will be completed (enrolled, dropped, withdrawn, change of
grading basis). Drop or withdrawal decisions will be based on timing of request and
b) Any refunds, if approved, will take approximately four weeks. All refunds are
subject to a $21.00 administrative fee.
Acceptable reasons for petitioning include, but are not necessarily limited to:
nSerious medical issue of student or immediate family. Examples of acceptable
documentation include documentation from a licensed health care provider.
nDeath in the family. Examples of acceptable documentation may include a death
certiﬁcate, published obituary, or other documents.
nCompulsory military service. Examples of acceptable include documentation of
unexpected military deployment.
nUnexpected employment conﬂicts. Examples of acceptable documentation from