Appeal of Adverse Decisions

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Appeal of Adverse Decisions

Students have the right to appeal decisions that are made regarding them by any faculty, official or committee of the University. The Dean of Students and the Academic Success Center can advise students on the appeals process.

Students should first discuss the decision with the individual who made the adverse decision. If a satisfactory resolution of the problem cannot be reached at that level, students may file a subsequent appeal with the dean or the person to whom that faculty or staff member reports. In the event a satisfactory resolution cannot be reached at that level, or if there were no intermediary, an appeal may be submitted to the Executive Dean of the College/School or the Executive Director of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. The Executive Dean of the College or Executive Director of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies is the final appeal.

In the event a University committee rendered a decision, the student may file a second appeal with that same committee if there is new information that would have a bearing on the outcome of the case. The University committee is the final appeal.

For additional information, see the Grievance Procedure page.
 

Appeal Procedures

 

Appeal

Process

1

Dismissal from University – Traditional Undergraduate Students

Appeal the dismissal from the University to the Student Experience Committee. The Committee will only review a second appeal based on relevant new information.

2

Permission To Take Classes at Another Institution

If the permission form is denied, appeal to Dean.  However, there is no appeal if the course is not approved.  Students must still meet residency, majors and other requirements as stated in the most current catalog.

3

Course Substitution/ Waiver

Advisors review for ‘fit” to program; designated faculty approve the course as substitution; Program Director or Associate Dean approve appeal.

4a

Late Course Withdraw 

Appeal to College/School Dean.

Undergraduate Students (see 4b if withdrawing from all classes).

4b

Withdrawing/Dropping All Courses After the Withdraw Period – Undergraduate Students

Appeal to the Dean of Students. Student is responsible for determining how this will impact their financial aid and student account. (For this information, contact both the Financial Aid and Student Account Offices.) The financial impact is likely to be significant when a student’s status changes from FT to PT, or vice versa.

4c

Late Course Withdraw/Late Course Add – Continuing & Professional Studies Students

Appeal to SCPS Director of Academic Services.  Student is responsible for determining how this will impact their financial aid and student account. (For this information, contact both the Financial Aid and Student Account offices).  The financial impact is likely to be significant when a student’s status changes from FT to PT or vice versa.

5

Late Course Add (after drop/add date)

Appeal to the Director of the Academic Success Center.  Prior to filing the appeal, the student must obtain approval from their college’s Manager of Academic Operations (MAO), and the student is responsible for determining how this will impact their financial aid and student account. (For this information, contact both the Financial Aid and Student Account Offices.)  The financial impact is likely to be significant when a student’s status changes from FT to PT or vice versa.

6

Late Course Drop (after drop/add date)

Appeal to the Director of the Academic Success Center.

7

Appeal of a Final Grade/Grade Change for a Course

See Grade Appeal Policy.

8

Course Appeal to Change Course to Credit/No Credit Grade After Deadline

Appeal to the Director of the Academic Success Center.

9

University Residency Requirements

Appeal to the Director of the Academic Success Center.

10

Withdraw/LOA and Refund of Tuition, Room and Board

Appeal to the Tuition Appeal Committee – Business Office, Student Life, Financial Aid and other Office representatives as needed.

11

Placement into Fundamentals Courses

Appeal to the Director of the Academic Success Center.

12

Permission to Walk (in Graduation)

Appeal to the Registrar

13

Consideration of AP Scores for Credit when Submitted After the Second Semester in Residence

Appeal to the Director of the Academic Success Center.