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Students suspended from the University of Nebraska at Kearney for academic reasons have a right to appeal their suspensions. The following appeal process is recommended.
If extenuating circumstances prevent a student from processing a drop prior to the established deadline, then he/she may obtain an Appeal for Exceptional Withdrawal form from the Registrar's Office. Procedures for the late drop/withdrawal are outlined in the Registrar's Office. All appeals must be submitted by the deadline established for that term. No appeals will be allowed after the final grading period has begun.
To appeal the effective date of a processed drop or withdrawal, the student must contact the Registrar's Office. If the appeal is not resolved to the satisfaction of the student, the student may appeal with the Senior Vice-Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. Procedures for the appeal are available in the Registrar's Office.
The typical procedure for appealing a final grade involves the following individuals:
** Some colleges require that grade appeals be made to their Educational Policy Committee. Students wishing to appeal a final grade should inquire with the Dean's Office of the College in which the grade was issued.
If a student feels the grade he/she received in a class is incorrect, he/she must initiate contact with the instructor of record or in the absence of the instructor, with the appropriate department chair, within 30 days of the end of the term for which the grade was assigned. Failure to notify the instructor/department of record within the allotted time will render the initial grade final and no changes will be permitted.