Answered By: Emily Dahlen
Last Updated: Apr 24, 2017     Views: 126

Students can submit petitions concerning the required doctoral writing assessment for the reasons listed below. Documentation for each item as described in the list below must accompany petition requests. Petitions without all required documentation will not be considered. Students cannot submit petitions requesting review of late essay submissions or petitions concerning confusion about the essay due date.

  • To request a second review of the assessment essay score, submit the standard Student Petition Request Form available on your MyWalden portal and a written explanation of 150-200 words specifying reasons why the essay should have scored differently in the DRWA-8000G/8001G course rubric categories. 
  • To request a delay for one of your required writing courses by one term, submit the standard Student Petition Request Form available on your MyWalden portal specifying reasons why the delay is needed. Please note that students may receive approval for this petition only once. If a student is required to complete two writing courses as part of this assessment, that student may use this petition one time only for approval to delay one of those required courses by one term only. Students may not petition to delay both required writing courses. 
  • To request an extension of the requirement’s 1-year timeline to complete writing support course(s) required based on the assessment essay score, submit the standard Student Petition Request Form available on your MyWalden portal specifying reasons why the extension is needed.

Submit all documentation for your petition as described above to your academic advisor. Please note, per policy, your petition may not be considered if the incident occurred beyond 30 days ago. Petition decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis and the relevance and reliability of provided documentation. Petitions will be processed within 10-15 working days of the doctoral writing assessment team’s receipt of all required documentation. If you have questions about the doctoral writing assessment petitions process, please contact us at WritingAssessment@mail.waldenu.edu.

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