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 and the directors of Academic Advising and Career Development and Academic Success.
  2. Students are expected to present their appeal in writing and a written recommendation from their academic advisor or the chairperson of the department in which they major before the appeal is considered by the Board.

Students who are successful in their appeal should:

  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 which and how many courses should be repeated during the student's period of probation rests with the Appeals Board.
  3. 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.