Graduate School

Appeals of Suspension or Dismissal

The Graduate School will consider appeals of suspension and dismissal decisions issued by the Graduate School.

Who can appeal?

This policy applies to students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program or have been enrolled in a graduate program within the preceding year.

How can an appeal be submitted?

Graduate students must submit a complete Graduate appeal form to the Graduate School before the dean can consider an appeal request. This form must be submitted to the Graduate School within ten (10) business days following the date on which the Graduate School sent an email to the student notifying the student of the suspension or dismissal.

Complete Graduate appeal forms are reviewed by the dean.  The dean will render a decision and notify the student of the final decision in a timely manner.

What are the results of an appeal?

If the appeal is not successful, the student will remain suspended or dismissed from the graduate program. If the appeal is successful, the student will be reinstated in the graduate program.

Where can I find more information?

More information about appeals can be found in Senate Policy 2-12.

Information about how to maintain good standing and the steps involved in suspension and dismissal are found in the policy on Good Academic Standing and Dismissal.