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. At this time, we encourage all Medical Appeals be submitted electronically.The form 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. Students can opt for refund or withdraw from the course (receive W grades).
Items taken into consideration are:
- 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, Military and Veteran Services, and the Office of Financial Support and Scholarships, if applicable.
Standard Appeal Procedure
If students wish to appeal for a drop from a course(s) with refund or withdrawal from course(s), they should follow the procedure outlined on the Student Appeals Form. At this time, we encourage all Standard Appeals to be submitted electronically.
The form is reviewed by the Student Appeals Committee. The committee reviews each student’s academic and financial record, as well as any supporting documentation provided.
The committee decides whether to grant or deny the request. If the committee chooses to grant the request, they have the right to make it a “one-time only” exception.
Notification of the committee’s decision is sent to the student's email provided on the appeal form.
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.