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Academic Appeals Process

Academic Appeals Process 


An academic appeal is for those students who have a special request for an exception to a specific appealable academic regulation.
Students are responsible for obtaining and submitting all relevant information to support an academic appeal.  If outside of the immediate area, students may contact faculty members via email; email responses from the faculty's MC email account  are accepted in lieu of signatures. THIS IS NOT A TUITION REFUND APPEAL or INVOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL; see Admissions and Records for instructions.



1.  Contact a counselor to discuss your appeal. Indicate the specific regulation to be appealed on page 2.

2.  Fill out the form. Type a personal statement explaining your appeal. Be sure to provide complete information, including specific dates. Attach supporting documentation as applicable. Provide your signature as the student.

3.  You may attend the academic appeals meeting to provide clarification or additional information. Attendance is optional. Indicate your preference of attending on Page 2.

4. If you received Financial Aid, you must discuss this appeal with the Office of Financial Aid and obtain their signature. If you are an F-1 or M-1 visa holder, you must discuss this appeal with your International Student Coordinator and obtain their signature.

5. Take your appeal form to the appropriate faculty member for recommendation, comments, and signature. If the faculty member is not available, contact the department chair.

6.  If your appeal is for more than a third attempt of a class, the department chair's signature is required. You must also provide a typed detailed action plan that identifies what you will do differently in retaking the course. This could include time management, work schedule, resources you will utilize such as the tutoring centers on campus, study schedule, and changes you will make to ensure successful course completion.

7.  Obtain a counselor's signature on this form.

8.  Submit a complete packet to the Office of Enrollment Services on the campus where you last attempted the course(s). All documentation must be submitted 48 hours prior to the next academic appeals meeting. Check the Academic Appeals website for campus meeting dates. Incomplete packets will not be accepted.

9.  Students will be notified of the appeal committee's decision by MC email within one week of the meeting.

Full text of the Academic Regulations is available at


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