Appeal of Academic Suspension

Students suspended from the University for academic reasons have a right to appeal their suspension. The following appeals process is recommended.

  1. The Appeals Board will be made up of a faculty member from each college, the Director of Academic Advising and Career Development, and a representative from Academic Success.
  2. Students are expected to submit their appeal using this online form before the appeal is considered by the Board. 

    When completing the form, students will be asked to explain why they have not been as academically successful as they anticipated. They will need to provide a well-thought-out plan of how to succeed the next semester. Aspects to consider are, What behaviors will you change next semester to result in positive academics, Do you need to consider changing your major, Have you thought of retaking a course to improve your GPA, Do you need to modify your work schedule?


Students who are successful in their appeal must:

  1. Enroll in no more than the number of credit hours recommended by the Appeals Board.
  2. Normally full-time students will repeat at least 6 credit hours of course work with previously recorded grades of "D," "D-," or "F." Part-time students normally will repeat at least 3 credit hours of course work with previously recorded grades of "D," "D-," or "F." The final decision about the number of courses to be repeated during the student's period of probation rests with the Appeals Board.
  3. The Appeals Board will designate the grade point average students must receive during the semester they are re-admitted to the University. Students will be required to receive at least a minimum grade point average of 2.0, but the Board may also require that the students receive a higher grade point average. Students who do not receive the designated grade point average will again be suspended for a period of two consecutive semesters.