Review the Following Information Prior to Completing the Appeals Form
The Undergraduate Academic Standing Appeals Committee (UASAC) is convened by the Office of the Provost. The UASAC meets regularly to consider appeals from: 1) undergraduate students seeking reinstatement after serving a University academic suspension; and 2) student appeals of University suspension or dismissal and requests for immediate or early reinstatement to enrollment eligibility.
After a thorough evaluation of the appeal form, documentation related to your circumstance, and academic record, the UASAC will render a decision. The UASAC decision will be based upon University and college policies and the information presented in the appeal. Appeal applicants do not make personal appearances before the UASAC.
UASAC decisions are final and there is no appeal beyond the committee. Decisions can be appealed only in the event new evidence or information has been determined by the Chair of the committee to be relevant and is subsequently approved for further committee review. Simply disagreeing with the UASAC’s decision is not grounds for reconsideration.
If the committee approves the appeal, they will make specific recommendations and requirements, such as limiting the number of credit hours you may take in the semester, specific course recommendations, or participation in student success workshops. If the appeal is approved, the student will be “Reinstated on Probation.”
Reasons for appealing an Academic Suspension/Dismissal
Examples of extenuating circumstances that may be considered acceptable for your appeal include, but are not limited to, the death of an immediate relative, serious illness of a family member or yourself, recent diagnosis of a learning disability or emotional disorder, severe financial issues, or personal crises. Health Insurance and/or financial aid eligibility will not be factored into the final decision.
The Academic Standing Appeals Committee requires documentation related to your particular circumstance. Examples of such documentation may be a physician’s statement, proof of recently diagnosed disability, verification of visits to a mental health counselor, or verification of absences required to deal with family issues. Other forms of documentation may be more relevant for different circumstances.
We recommend to have your suspension appeal in by December 29, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. to be reviewed by the Appeals Committee. The Appeals Committee will review appeals on January 6, 2015.