Fuller Seminary Student Handbook

Petitions

Academic Petitions. A petition is a request for an exception to a clearly defined, published seminary policy (such as a deadline). It is not simply the paperwork needed to do what is being requested. Regardless of the nature of the request, it stands a good chance of being rejected if the circumstances which created the problem are not extenuating or the reasons are not compelling. Ignorance of the policy or deadline, lack of time, or forgetfulness do not provide a basis for petition. Forms for submitting various kinds of petitions are available through academic advisors.

Financial Petitions. A financial petition may be submitted to request a greater refund of tuition or fees than you are entitled to under seminary policy. This petition is a request for an exception to a clearly defined, published seminary policy (such as a deadline). It is not simply the paperwork needed to do what is being requested. Regardless of the nature of the request, it stands a good chance of being rejected if the circumstances which created the problem are not extenuating or the reasons are not compelling. We’re sorry, but ignorance of the policy or deadline, lack of time, forgetfulness, or inability to pay do not provide a basis for a financial petition.

A financial petition related to an academic petition or other action (such as dropping a class) should be submitted along with that academic petition or drop form. However, academic petitions will not be considered on the basis that you only want to drop the class if your financial petition is approved.