Appeal of Academic Dismissal

Academic Dismissal is the end result of a pattern of poor academic performance, even after being warned of the necessity of improved performance. Students who have been academically dismissed have a right of appeal. Careful consideration should be given as to whether immediate reinstatement is appropriate. Academic dismissal is not a punishment; it is a consequence of repeated poor performance. Students who have reached this point are removed from the College to allow time to reflect on the factors causing poor performance. Rather than appeal for immediate reinstatement, students are encouraged to use this time to evaluate their academic/professional goals, to address the challenges that contributed to poor performance, and to formulate a plan for return when better positioned for success.

By submitting an Academic Dismissal Appeal Packet, you are requesting an exception to the College’s dismissal policy. The packet requires you to reflect on and explain your past academic performance and your plan for future success, as well as why you find it critical to be reinstated immediately rather than wait the required dismissal period. A board of College faculty and staff reviews the appeal packets and makes decisions regarding potential reinstatement. The decision of the Academic Dismissal Appeals Board is final and no further appeal is possible.

Appeals are reviewed twice a year, in January and in June and students may appeal in either session. Strict deadlines for filing an appeal are adhered to so as to allow the Board time for a comprehensive review. A student must submit his/her appeal before the published deadline. It is the student’s responsibility to adhere to the appeal deadlines; students will not be reinstated without Board review and ad-hoc reviews will not be granted.

A student whose appeal is granted returns to the College in a probationary status and must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress by attaining good academic standing or by minimally achieving a semester gpa of 2.0 in the re-instatement semester or be subject to Academic Dismissal.



Deadlines and Instructions

To appeal your academic dismissal from Garrett College, you will need to complete the Academic Dismissal Appeal Packet. Your request will be reviewed by the Academic Dismissal Appeals Board. You are required to include any documentation that supports your reinstatement. Incomplete packets will not be processed.

Click here to open and print the Academic Dismissal Appeal Packet.

 

* APPEALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE JANUARY 6th DEADLINE *

 

STEP 1

NOW

Call your Academic Success Advisor to set up an appointment to meet with him/her BEFORE JANUARY 6th.  Please plan accordingly and allow time for appointments. Your failure to make appointments within a reasonable timeframe is not acceptable.

STEP 2

BEFORE your advising appointment

Print the Academic Dismissal Appeal Packet. Thoroughly complete the student sections (Pages 3 – 4) of this packet.

STEP 3

BEFORE JANUARY 6th

Meet with and submit your completed packet to your advisor BEFORE JANUARY 6th.

**   JANUARY 6th SUBMISSION DEADLINE   **

By this date, you should have already met with your advisor and completed all required paperwork.

STEP 4

JANUARY 6th

Your advisor will submit the completed packet to the Office for Instruction and Student Services.

STEP 5



The Board will review your packet and consider your request for reinstatement.

STEP 6

JANUARY 11TH

Notification of the Board’s decision will be sent to your Garrett email account. You must access your GC email account to obtain specific instructions regarding the decision.

STEP 7

JANUARY 12th
* ON CAMPUS APPEAL HEARINGS *


Reserve this date on your calendar now. Should the Board determine your case requires further consideration, you will be required to come to campus to attend an in-person appeal hearing. If you are required to attend an on-campus appeal hearing, you will receive a notification phone call the day before. Come to your hearing prepared to discuss your past academic performance and detailed plans for improvement.