The Office of the Registrar notifies students of their academic standing in writing, via email and mail. Students whose academic standing is Academic Probation or Academic Dismissal may appeal the decision to the Committee on Academic Standards.
The Academic Standing Appeal Procedure is a formal request by a student seeking to appeal for an exception to the academic standing regulations as published in the Undergraduate Catalog.
The Academic Appeal Form will be available on this site December 2017.
Following are the criteria for Academic Probation or Academic Dismissal.
- A student is placed on probation if his or her semester grade point average (GPA) is below a 2.0.
- A student is not subject to Academic Dismissal at the end of his or her first semester in a degree program.
- A student will be dismissed from the college after two consecutive semesters with a GPA below 2.0.
A student may appeal to the Committee on Academic Standards for three consecutive regular semesters following the decision of academic dismissal or academic probation. This includes the semester the status was assigned. Students who have been dismissed from the college are permitted to take only non-credit bearing courses offered through the Center for Continuing and Professional Studies.
Academic Standing Appeal Procedure
Step 1: Completion of form Appeal of Academic Probation or Dismissal
The student wishing to appeal for an exception to the Academic Standing policy initiates the appeal procedure by completing Step 1 of the form, Appeal of Academic Probation or Dismissal, and submits the form to the Office of the Registrar, Feldman Center Room C158 by the appeal date deadline.
The student must provide a written explanation of the request and the reasons for it. This appeal should include:
- a current DARS Audit
- an explanation of poor performance or failure to complete required coursework, or both
- a detailed description of how he/she plans to improve academic performance or complete unfinished work, or both
- supporting information documenting any claims made; letters should be addressed to the attention of the Committee on Academic Standards
Once complete, the student delivers the appeal form and all supporting documents to the Office of the Registrar which will provide a receipt and will forward all materials to the student's major department, which will then forward the materials to the appropriate school dean.
Step 2: Major Department Review and Recommendation
The major department will complete Step 2 with its recommendation and attach any additional supporting documentation. The major department is responsible for forwarding all materials to the appropriate school dean.
Step 3: School Dean's Signature
The major department forwards the materials to the appropriate school dean for information, recommendation, and signature. The dean will return the materials to the Office of Faculty Services.
Step 4: Committee on Academic Standards
The Office of Faculty Services presents the student's appeal of academic standing with all accompanying documentation to the Committee on Academic Standards. Completed appeals must be received by the deadline posted in order to be considered during the scheduled meeting of the Committee on Academic Standards.
The membership of the Committee consists of nine (9) full-time faculty members and one adjunct faculty member representing the schools of Art & Design, Business & Technology, and Liberal Arts; and representatives from the Division of Enrollment Management & Student Success. Consultants represent the Counseling Center and the Division of Enrollment Management & Student Success also attend.
- Appeals are reviewed during a meeting of the Committee on Academic Standards.
- The committee considers only the documentation presented. Neither the student nor the academic department appears before the committee.
- The committee will make one of three recommendations to the Vice President for Academic
1. No Action - Academic standing decision will hold.
2. The academic standing decision of Academic Dismissal is overturned. The student's status is changed to Academic Probation.
3. The academic standing decision of Academic Probation is overturned. The student's status is changed to Good Standing.
The Committee on Academic Standards will make a recommendation to the Vice President for Academic Affairs as soon as possible following its meeting.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
The Vice President for Academic Affairs considers all documentation submitted and
renders the final decision. There is no appeal of this final decision. The student
is notified of the final decision by the vice president, in writing (via email and
mail), as soon as possible following receipt of the recommendation of the Committee
on Academic Standards. Copies will be distributed to the persons and offices noted
on the bottom of the appeal form.
UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC FORGIVENESS POLICY
For information about the Academic Forgiveness Policy, review the undergraduate catalog:
The Academic Forgiveness Appeal form will available on this site December 2017.