Academic Suspension and Dismissal Appeals must be submitted electronically via the academic appeal submission portal. The portal will open on Thursday, May 9, 2024.

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an SFO staff member for appeal review before submitting through the portalReview the appeal components section below for a list of required appeal materials.  

Refer to these detailed instructions for converting any paper copies of documentation or appeals materials using the scanning capabilities on any smart phone or device. 

Students on Academic Probation may encounter unexpected and extenuating circumstances that significantly inhibit your ability to meet the parameters of your probationary status. When situations like this arise, you may want to consider appealing your academic suspension or dismissal. If your suspension or dismissal appeal is approved, you will be permitted to continue your enrollment at the University in the subsequent fall or spring term without having to sit out for the required period of time. Students with approved appeals after spring semesters are NOT permitted to enroll in summer courses.  

Before you get started in preparing your Academic Appeal, review the Academic & Financial Aid Appeal Guide for helpful information about preparing your appeal.

Appeal Components

In the chart below, you will find the components needed to submit an Academic Suspension or Dismissal Appeal. Once all of your materials are complete you can electronically upload your completed appeal packet for committee review via the academic appeal submission portal

Unless otherwise indicated, all of the following are required components of an Academic Suspension or Dismissal Appeal:

Appeal ComponentResources and Templates (if applicable)Video Guides
1. Letter of ExplanationN/APreparing your Letter of Explanation
2. DocumentationSupporting Documentation ExamplesGathering your Supporting Documentation
3. Academic Success PlanSuccess Plan TemplateCompleting your Academic Success Plan
4. Advisor Approved Graduation Plan
*required only for students who have earned 60+ hours
Grad Plan Template
Grad Plan 101
Creating your Graduation Plan

PLEASE NOTE: For assistance with putting your graduation plan together, use the Grad Plan 101 resource. The Students First Office will not accept unsigned graduation plans for advisor review on appeal deadline days. Graduation plans must have been previously submitted for advisor review OR received signature approval from another academic advising center. 

How the Academic Appeals Process Works

Please review the Academic & Financial Aid Appeal Guide thoroughly and compile drafts of your required materials. Then, visit drop-ins or schedule an appointment with a Students First Office staff member to review the information you plan on including in your final submission. An SFO staff member will provide you with feedback on your appeal materials to assist you with preparing the strongest appeal possibleAlthough a preliminary review with an SFO staff member is not required, it is strongly encouraged.

Please note that a preliminary review by an SFO advisor does not guarantee that your appeal will be approved by the Academic Appeals Committee but is intended to provide feedback so you can submit the strongest appeal possible.

Once your appeal is complete, submit your materials through the academic appeal submission portal to be reviewed by the Academic Appeals Committee.

Suspension and Dismissal appeals must be submitted by the dates listed below: 

Last Term AttendedAppeal DeadlineCommittee DecisionsTerm to Continue
Summer 2024Thursday, August 1, 2024, by 5 pmThursday, August 8, 2024Fall 2024

Please note that all deadlines and decisions are FINAL and NO EXCEPTIONS can be made.

Periodically, a situation may arise in which documentation for your appeal is submitted to the Students First Office after the posted deadlines. If that documentation is received in advance of the committee decision date, there is no guarantee that the committee will be able to consider itHowever, every effort will be made to ensure that it is part of the committee’s review. Please note that committee decisions cannot be overturned if documentation is received after the decision date. 

Appeal Decisions

Once the Academic Appeals Committee renders a decision about your appeal, you will receive further information via your UNCG email account.  Be sure to check it regularly so that you do not miss pertinent updates. 

While staff in the Students First Office are an excellent resource for helping you prepare your appeal, they do not serve on the committee and will not have any information regarding the committee’s decisions. After you receive a decision via email, any questions should be directed to [email protected].