Appeals of Qualifying Exam Results
From Stanford Electrical Engineering Department Graduate Handbook
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The petition must be presented to the Department by Friday, February 8, 2008. It must be in writing on the Departmental Quals Appeals petition form, available from the Department Office or from the quals Web page. The petition must specifically request the desired action and provide reasons that the petition should be granted. Any supporting documentation should be attached to the petition.
In addition, a required letter from a potential faculty research supervisor must be separately transmitted to the Appeals Committee. This letter should include a concise statement of:
Additional supporting evidence should be presented if available. See the discussion below on the EE Qualifying Exam Review Committee Policy.
Both the petition and letter should be submitted to Diane Shankle in the Electrical Engineering Department Office, Packard 177, by Friday, February 8, 2008. The petition and letter will be presented to the Qualifying Examination Appeals Committee, together with any supporting material.
After the Review Committee completes its deliberations, the examinee will be informed of the decision by letter.
Department Policy on Appeals of Quals Decisions
The Ph.D. Qualifying Examination Appeals Committee considers appeals by students who take the Qualifying Examination a second time without passing. In rare circumstances appeals will be considered following a first failure if the appeal is submitted by a faculty member and the committee agrees that the case merits special consideration.
Petitions should carefully address the reasons for the appeal, stressing the following issues and any others deemed important for the case:
The Committee will meet once annually following the Qualifying Examination, and its decisions will be final except for cases of factual error or of genuinely new and important information.
An incomplete original appeal or additional faculty support will not be grounds for reconsideration.
All important information should be contained in the original appeal. Requests for reconsideration of a decision by the Committee will be honored only when made by a member of the Committee and when a majority of the Committee agrees to meet for formal reconsideration.