Students wishing to appeal any LDSBC academic policy must submit a petition to the Academic Exceptions Committee through Enrollment Services. These situations may include dropping classes or withdrawing from school after published deadlines. Petitions must be submitted within one year of the semester for which the student is requesting exception to academic policy. The petition process is meant to accommodate students with extenuating circumstances or emergencies beyond their control that may impact their academic records. Only LDSBC academic policies can be appealed; federal guidelines and/or requirements cannot be appealed through this committee. A student can initiate a petition by contacting Enrollment Services.