2019-2020 Course Catalog

Dismissal Appeals

Dismissals may be appealed to the appropriate academic dean within fourteen days of the date that the dismissal notification was sent. Appeals made to the Dean must be in writing, must include written documentation supporting the appeal, and must be submitted within 14 calendar days. The Dean will investigate the case, hearing both the student and the faculty member and will render a decision within 30 calendar days of receiving the petition. After the Dean's decision has been rendered, the appellant has the right to carry the appeal to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, in writing and must include supporting documentation to support the appeal. Such an appeal must be provided in writing to the Vice President of Academic Affairs' office no later than five (5) calendar days after the student has received the decision from the Dean. The Vice President of Academic Affairs will investigate the case, hearing both the student and the faculty member and will render a decision within 30 calendar days of receiving the petition. The Vice President of Academic Affairs will inform the student and the faculty member of the decision in writing. The Vice President of Academic Affairs' decision is final. 

Individual graduate programs may have additional guidelines that are published in the program's student handbook.