• The appeal process is limited to enrolled courses taken within the last three (3) semesters prior to the semester when the request is made. (Appeals for semesters beyond this limit will not be reviewed.)
• All requests must be submitted in writing to the Withdrawal Appeal Committee and must include supporting documentation (e.g. copies of registration form, drop/add forms, medical verification) and the Withdrawal Appeal Form.
• Appeals received without the proper documentation and form will not be reviewed.
• Appeals must be made by the student. Appeals made “on behalf of” a student will not be reviewed.
• The Committee cannot change grades for completed courses. This can only be done by the instructor of the course.
• Medical withdrawals are limited to all, not some, courses within a semester unless it can be documented that the medical issue is directly related to the course being disputed.
• Appeals are limited to one per student.
• Death in the student’s immediate family (parent, sibling, offspring, spouse).
• Unforeseen medical incapacitation of student or immediate family:
∙ Illness or injury of the student of such severity or duration that competent medical authority certified that completion of the course is/was precluded.
∙ Family circumstances of such severity that the student’s presence is/was required away from school and precluded completion of the course.
• Involuntary call to Military Duty – orders must accompany appeal.
• Advising error by College employee (includes failure to meet course prerequisites – documentation required)
The Withdrawal Appeal Committee does not, under any circumstances, take phone calls or schedule appointments. All appeals must be submitted in writing.
Students who are academically dismissed lose their matriculated status. They may appeal the dismissal through the Office of the Dean of Student Services. If the appeal is successful, the student is rematriculated and may resume full-time or part-time matriculated study.