The Graduate School - Policies and Procedures
Petitions, Appeals & Grievances
Appeals by graduate students seeking waivers from established University academic policies such as admission, retention, or graduation requirements must be made in writing by the student. Student appeals must include a letter from the student as well as approvals (signature and/or letter) from the advisor and department head prior to submission to The Graduate School. In instances where the advisor and/or department head choose not to endorse the request, this must be noted and the student may then forward the appeal directly to The Graduate School.
Academic Appeal Process
Students may appeal an academic policy or decision by following this process:
1. State in writing, the policy or decision that is being appealed;
2. Note the reasons you believe the decision should be changed or policy be waived;
3. Include your advisors and department head's approval statements or signatures with the appeal.
A copy of the current academic grievance procedures is available upon request from The Graduate School, 108 Montana Hall or the office of the Dean of Students, Room 120, Strand Union Building.