Academic Dismissal is the end result of a pattern of multiple semesters of grades below the university’s standards for Good Standing (2.00 or higher GPA). Academic Dismissal only occurs after you have been warned about your academic performance through being placed on Academic Probation.
- Personal or family emergency;
- Unanticipated, serious physical health difficulty (excluding chronic conditions—students are responsible for properly balancing work with known chronic conditions);
- Serious mental health difficulty; or
- Issues pertaining to a recently diagnosed disability or other disability-related extenuating concerns.
Dismissal appeals are reviewed by the Appeals Committee, which serves as a standing subcommittee of the Undergraduate Council. Comprised of faculty, staff, and students, this committee is charged by the council to represent the highest level of shared governance with authority over most undergraduate academic appellate matters. An opinion rendered by the Appeals Committee is considered to be a fair, thorough, and final. Academic dismissal is the end result of a pattern of multiple semesters of grades below the university’s standards for Good Standing (2.00 or higher GPA). Academic dismissal only occurs after you have been warned about your academic performance through being placed on Academic Probation.
The deadline for students dismissed at the end of the Fall 2022 semester, to submit a dismissal appeal to return for Spring 2023, was due on Tuesday, January 10 by 11:59pm (eastern time). That deadline has passed and appeal submissions are no longer being accepted.
If you would like to preview the Appeal Form before beginning, please click this link. (This PDF is for viewing only. In order to appeal, you must submit the online form via the link above.)
- For students dismissed at the end of the Fall 2022 semester, the deadline to submit a dismissal appeal to return in Spring 2023 is Tuesday, January 10 by 11:59pm (eastern time).
- Appeals must be submitted by the appropriate deadline listed above. Late appeals will not be accepted.
- Please keep in mind the university is closed from December 24th to January 2nd.
- Complete a minimum of 12 semester credits of academic coursework with at least a 2.50 cumulative grade point average from accredited institution(s) of higher education;
- Meet with the Undergraduate Council Appeals Committee to present evidence that you are capable of performing at the level required to meet university academic standards and can complete all degree requirements within a reasonable length of time; and
- Contact the Academic Success Center at 865-974-6641 two semesters prior to your proposed date of return, to discuss the timing for the appeals committee meeting.