Academic Suspension and Dismissal Appeals should now be submitted electronically via the academic appeal submission portal. Students may begin submitting their complete academic suspension or academic dismissal appeal packet on Thursday, December 14, 2023.

Before submitting your appeal, review the information provided below on how to prepare all required components and meet with a Students First Office staff member to have materials reviewed.

Please 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. 

As a student at UNCG, you are expected to maintain Academic Good Standing throughout your time at UNCG. Failure to do so may ultimately result in Academic Suspension or Academic Dismissal if students do not successfully meet the 2.3 Term GPA required to continue at the University while on Academic Probation.

However, in rare circumstances, you 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 this appeal is granted, you would be permitted to continue your enrollment at the University without having to sit out for a designated period of time.

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

Read more about each of these documents and recommendations for developing strong appeal materials via the Academic & Financial Aid Appeal Guide.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are submitting a Graduation Plan as part of an Academic Appeal, be sure to use the Grad Plan 101 instructions. The Students First Office will not accept unsigned graduation plans for advisor review on posted 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. Then, when you are ready, visit drop-ins or schedule an appointment with a Students First Office advisor to review the information you plan on presenting for review. Although a preliminary review with an SFO staff member is not required, it is strongly encouraged.

By meeting with a Students First Office advisor, you will:

  • Review the information you provide in your letter of explanation to ensure all appropriate details have been given
  • Receive feedback on your documentation to ensure all appropriate materials are included in your appeal
  • Receive guidance on next steps in the Academic Appeals review process
  • Develop alternative plans for continuing academic progress should an appeal be denied

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 and accompanying documentation is complete, you should submit your materials through the academic appeal submission portal to be reviewed by the Academic Appeals Committee.

In order to appeal to return to classes, the appeal must be submitted by the dates listed below:

Last Term AttendedAppeal DeadlineCommittee DecisionsTerm to Continue
Fall 2023Tuesday, December 19, 2023, by 5 pmThursday, January 4, 2024Spring 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, every effort will be made to ensure that it is part of the committee’s review. However, committee decisions cannot be overturned if documentation is received after the decision date.

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

While advisors 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].

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