There are four (4) steps in the Academic Appeals Process.
Step 1. Review Your Academic Standing: Check your academic standing and/or review email notifications from the Office of the Registrar
Step 2. Submit Academic Appeal Materials for Consideration: Submit any materials that provide an explanation for the circumstances that led you to academic suspension or academic dismissal. Obtain documentation, if applicable, that verifies statements made in your written narrative. Appeal submissions that do not include supporting documentation (e.g., a doctor’s note, a letter from a professor or a financial statement) are more likely to be denied. If you have questions regarding appropriate supporting documentation, contact your assigned advisor.
For example, if you were under the care of a medical professional during the semesters in question, provide documentation of this care, including dates of service.
You should also include a narrative of the circumstances and explain why you have not been as academically successful as you anticipated. This statement should:
- Be typed and no longer than one page in length but thorough
- Address your efforts with past academic recovery plans
- Include a clear plan for achieving academic improvement
Note: It is important that when submitting your academic appeal, you select the correct school/college. Students with less than 53 earned credit hours should select University College as their school/college.
The Academic Appeal Form is currently closed and will be available in alignment with the deadlines listed below.
Step 3. Wait for the Decision of Your Academic Appeal Submission: Upon submission of your appeal, your academic advisor and the committee in your school/college will review your materials and render a decision of approved or denied for your eligibility to continue enrollment for the subsequent term.
This decision will be communicated with you via email.
Due to the volume of academic appeals received, it may take several days (up to a week) for a decision to be made. All students will be notified of a decision by the corresponding deadline and should plan accordingly. Students planning to live on campus should not move into the residence halls without an approved appeal notification.
Step 4. Proceed with Next Steps Listed in the After the Academic Appeal Results Section: Questions regarding the Academic Appeal Process can be directed to your academic advisor or academic dean in your school/college.