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Grades for individual course assignments cannot be appealed except in the context of a final grade appeal or a charge of academic dishonesty. University suspension of undergraduate students based on GPA may be appealed as described in the Academic Standards section of the undergraduate catalog.
Disciplinary penalties imposed by the Office of Student Conduct, including but not limited to probation, suspension, or expulsion from the university, may not be appealed through this process.
Refer to the Campus Student Code for procedures to appeal disciplinary penalties, including those for academic dishonesty.
The primary purpose of the appeal procedure is to allow review of a final grade, charge of academic dishonesty, or academic penalty in cases where a student believes that due process was not followed or that the grade, charge, or penalty was imposed unfairly or inconsistently with course, program, and university standards and regulations.
Students are expected to present written grounds typically via email for an appeal.
Students have the right to appeal a final grade, charge of academic dishonesty, or academic penalty that they believe reflects a capricious, arbitrary, or prejudiced academic evaluation, or reflects discrimination based on criteria listed in BOG Governance Rule 1.
Additional grounds for appeal may include: Further guidance for students on preparing an appeal is available. If a student does not appeal a final grade, charge of academic dishonesty, or academic penalty, fails to follow the appeal procedures described below, or does not attend a scheduled meeting regarding the appeal, the final grade, charge of academic dishonesty, or academic penalty will be upheld, regardless of whether or not the student is still enrolled in the course or program.
The following is a summary of the steps in the appeal process. In addition, a detailed list of the steps involved in each type of appeal is available to assist students, instructors, and administrators in managing the appeal process. Students are notified of final grades, charges of academic dishonesty, and other academic penalties.
Students are informed of final grades for courses at the end of each academic term through the WVU Portal accessible at https: This person must complete the Academic Dishonesty Form when an academic penalty for academic dishonesty is imposed, regardless of whether or not the student plans to appeal the charge or penalty.
The individual or chair of the committee who imposed an academic penalty must notify the student in writing via WVU e-mail of the academic penalty. Prior to filing an appeal, students are strongly encouraged but not required to contact the individual or chair of the relevant committee who reported a final grade, made a charge of academic dishonesty, or imposed an academic penalty to express their concerns and attempt to resolve the issue.
The individual or committee chair, or another informed individual, must meet with the student to provide information and evidence forming the basis for the grade, charge, or penalty. Level 1 appeal for final grades, charges of academic dishonesty, and academic penalties: The student may begin an appeal by submitting a written appeal via WVU e-mail to the Level 1 appeal reviewer named here within the time limit provided here.
The Level 1 appeal reviewer assesses the available evidence and makes a decision about the appeal based on that evidence. The sanction s under review may be upheld, lessened, or dismissed entirely, but not aggravated, by the Level 1 reviewer.
The reviewer communicates the decision in writing via WVU e-mail to the student and other individuals or committees that have been involved in the grade, charge, penalty, or appeal to that point. If the appeal involves academic dishonesty, the reviewer completes the Academic Dishonesty Form.
The reviewer retains all documentation related to the appeal for 5 years. In the case of a final grade appeal, the Level 1 appeal reviewer ensures that a grade modification is submitted if necessary.
If the student accepts the Level 1 appeal decision, the appeal is concluded. Level 2 appeal for final grades, charges of academic dishonesty, and academic penalties: If the student does not accept the Level 1 appeal decision, the student may continue their appeal by submitting a written appeal via WVU e-mail to the Level 2 appeal reviewer named here within the time limit provided here.
The Level 1 appeal reviewer forwards all materials included in the appeal to the Level 2 reviewer and the student upon request form the Level 2 reviewer. Both the student and other individuals or committees may provide additional information if they wish.
The Level 2 appeal reviewer assesses the available evidence and makes a decision about the appeal based on that evidence.A review of student Satisfactory Academic Progress toward an eligible degree or certificate is required by federal, state, and institutional rules as one condition for financial aid eligibility.
Students who fail the standards are not making satisfactory academic progress and are not eligible for financial aid funding unless the student submits an appeal and the appeal . All students must complete the minimum graduation requirement of credit hours and must satisfy all requirements for a major.
Students matriculating before Academic Year must also satisfy the requirements for the General Education program, the College Writing requirement, and the University Mathematics requirement.
A review of student Satisfactory Academic Progress toward an eligible degree or certificate is required by federal, state, and institutional rules as one condition for financial aid eligibility.
Students who fail the standards are not making satisfactory academic progress and are not eligible for financial aid funding unless the student submits an appeal and the appeal is approved. Confirmation of Payment Plan/Terms Letter Write this type of letter to confirm payment plan and/or payment terms with another person or company.
Email is an official means of communication for academic and administrative purposes at Mount Allison. An email address assigned to a student by the university is the only email address used by Mount Allison for communication with students for academic and administrative purposes.
To Whom It May Concern: I am writing because I would like to appeal my dismissal from Ivy University for poor academic performance.
I know my grades were not good last semester, but there were a lot of circumstances that were not my fault.