Petitions for Exception to Policy
The Educational Policies & Procedures Committee has established an Appeals Review Committee to review and take action on student requests for waiver of academic regulations and policies. It is the responsibility of the student petitioning to look up the deadline for submitting a petition and to provide documentation along with the petition. Students are strongly encouraged to submit petitions one term prior to the scheduled enrollment.
A student may petition (in writing) to request an exception to the Academic regulations and policies. A decision will be rendered normally within 10 business days. During peak high volume registration periods a decision may take up to three weeks. Students are strongly encouraged to submit petitions well in advance and one term prior to the term they wish to repeat a course. Students will be notified via College of the Desert email. In the event a petition is denied, a student may provide additional documentation to the Appeals Review Committee and appeal the decision. The Committee will review additional information and make a final decision.
Petitions are submitted electronically via the College MyCOD Student Portal under the A&R Forms link.