Graduate Student Rights & Responsibilities
Graduate students seeking exceptions from established Graduate School academic policies such as admission, retention, or graduation requirements may do so by submitting an appeal packet to The Graduate School for review. Graduate students must notify The Graduate School they are seeking an appeal. After notification is made, the graduate student has ten (10) business days to complete an appeal packet and submit it to The Graduate School for review.
The appeal packet must include the following:
- A letter from the graduate student stating the policy or decision that is being appealed and the reasons you believe the decision should be changed or policy be waived.
- A letter from graduate student’s committee chair stating either approval or disapproval of the appeal and reasons to support their decision.
- A letter from graduate student’s department head stating either approval or disapproval of the appeal and reasons to support their decision.
Appeal approval or denial will be made by The Graduate School Dean.
For academic suspension appeals, see Re-admission to Graduate Degree Standing.
7.2 See Academic Conduct
7.4 See Research Compliance
7.5 See FERPA/Privacy Rights
7.6 See Harassment/Title IX