Student Appeals Process
Medical Appeal Procedure
If students need to drop or withdraw from courses due to injury, illness, medical condition, or death in the family, they should follow the procedure outlined on the Student Appeals Form.The letter and documentation are reviewed by Janet McLaughlin, Associate Director of the Office of the University Registrar.
The student’s financial aid record is reviewed by Janet McLaughlin, and if necessary, a representative from the Office of Financial Support and Scholarships, to determine the ramifications of the schedule change. Typically, students are allowed to drop with a full refund from the course(s) in question.
In the case of some exceptions, students are given withdrawals (W grades). Possible exceptions include:
- If current or future financial aid status will be negatively affected
- If the student received a refund from a loan and will owe that amount of money back immediately
- If the injury/illness/death occurs near the end of the term
Notification is sent to the student, Cashiering/Student Accounts, and the Office of Financial Support and Scholarships, if applicable.
Standard Appeal Procedure
If students wish to appeal for a drop or withdrawal from courses, or for a larger refund, they should follow the procedure outlined on the Student Appeals Form.
The letter is reviewed by the Student Appeals Committee. The committee reviews each student’s academic and financial record, as well as the appeal letter, and if applicable, the E-Bruno logs.
The committee decides whether to grant or deny the request. If they choose to grant the request, they might decide to make it a “one-time only” exception.
Notification of the committee’s decision is sent to the student.
Students wanting to appeal a grade given for a course should refer to the college in which the course was offered for the appropriate procedure.
If they believe an error was made in a grade assignment, the student is encouraged to speak with their instructor immediately.