Stop Walden University & others from denying PhD degrees on technicalities after taking 100s of 1000s of an A student's $s.
  • Petitioned Anthony Perry

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Graduate Psychology Department Director
Anthony Perry
University President Cynthia G. Baum
Walden University and universities offering Doctorates & PhDs
Minnesota Governor
President of the United States
Minnesota State Senate
Minnesota State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

Stop Walden University & others from denying PhD degrees on technicalities after taking 100s of 1000s of an A student's $s.

    1. Psychologist Izzard
    2. Petition by

      Psychologist Izzard

      Ardmore, PA

Stop Universities from taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from students and denying Doctoral Program completion, after all coursework has been done but the dissertation is not finished, due to arbitrary timelines. A student with an A average, dissertation at the proposal completion stage, delayed due to the death of their mother, and then the death of their son but now on track, should not be withdrawn because they did not finish by a certain date. This is especially unfair when the final delays were due to the actions of the committee chair and another committee member. They should allow the student to do their study and finish their paper. The paper passed the “Turnitin” assessment and was given a 98 in the last committee members rubric assessment. It is time for the study.

There is an infinite number of doctoral students and ABDs [those completing all but their dissertation] who have had A averages, paid almost $200,000. only to be told that they will not be given time to finish because they have gone passed the allotted number of years to finish. They may have been delayed because of the death of their son or daughter, their mother or father or even been sabotaged by their chair. Help these more than deserving individuals get their degrees. Universities should not be allowed to prevent students who have completed their coursework with A averages not get their degree because of the delays of life circumstances. Walden University withdrew a student and told her that they would not allow her to re-apply and be readmitted into her original catalogue. That meant that she would be required to start from scratch. They would only accept 9 of 17 courses taken at their own University; required that the academic year of residency be repeated, as well as her practicum and pre-doctoral internship. In essence the student would be starting all over. The student qualified for a dual specialization PhD because instead of talking electives she took the core courses for an additional PhD. All of her work at the university would be, in essence, null and void. The person informing her of all of this even used the term “black balled.” Help this student and others like her get a fair resolution to this matter, at least an ABD certificate.

To:
Anthony Perry, Graduate Psychology Department Director
Walden University and universities offering Doctorates & PhDs, University President Cynthia G. Baum
Minnesota Governor
President of the United States
Minnesota State Senate
Minnesota State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Let Parthenia Izzard be readmitted into her original catalogue to finish her dissertation and gain her degree in Clinical and Health Psychology.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Delores Merrick PHILA, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      I know personally of at least 3 persons that have experienced this problem!

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    • Kathleen Prillerman UPPER DARBY, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      Parthenia is a friend who is professional and diligent in whatever she pursues. Many universities allow students additional time when unforseen circumstances prohibit them from completing their degrees.

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    • Gail Pearsall GALLOWAY, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a former student who experienced numerous challenges and at times was not as focused as I needeed to be. During that time I had to take several classes over. I got through that and reached the dissertation stage. By that time I had exhausted all of my borrowing power. When that ocurred I knew at that point I could not

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    • Lon Satton NEW YORK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      Why this is important to me was previously stated. I really feel all of her past work cannot be discarded.

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    • Carolyn Odell NEW YORK, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      There should be a better way to treat people who have done so much toward their degree.

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