Appealing a Disqualification
Graduate students would need to contact the Associate Dean of Graduate School and complete the Graduate Student Appeals Process.
If you have questions regarding your individual course grades, you should contact the instructor to discuss the matter. All grade changes must originate with the instructor and pass through college department for approval. They are finally routed to the records office in Lucina Hall where they are processed on the same day they are received.
If you discuss a grade with your instructor and if a grade change is coming for your record, have the instructor notify and confirm the change immediately with Julia Dotson, associate registrar, so that we may figure your grade point average (GPA) and take the action that the new grade will create.
If you are appealing a grade, see the Grade Appeal Policy.
If you had extenuating circumstances such as medical, family health or deaths, or other unusual events that led to unsatisfactory grades for the term, you should write an appeal letter explaining your circumstances within two weeks of the day your grades are on the system.
You should include supporting documentation with your appeal letter. Emergency room and doctor receipts or letters, obituaries, and other pertinent letters such as support letters on letterhead from an advisor or faculty member, or resource center logs.
- The letter should be legible and documentation should support statements made in the appeal letter. After you have compiled your appeal information, you should call the registrar's office and make an appointment for an appeal meeting.
- The registrar's office is located in the ground floor of Lucina Hall, room B43. Hours of operation during the academic year are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. during the summer).
- No appointments will be made if you have not compiled your letter and documentation.
Resolve All "Holds" First
- Be prompt and bring your appeal letter and documentation with you.
- If you are unable to come to campus, please fax your letter and documentation complete with your e-mail and phone number where you may be reached during office hours. Fax 765-285-8765. Please allow up to 48 hours to process your appeal.
If You are Granted an Appeal
You should be aware that you are on probation unless your grade changes take your accumulative average above 2.0.
Probation means you are still required to meet university standards.
All students who have fewer than 30 credits earned must receive at least a 2.0 for the next semester (2.1 for all students who have earned 30 or more credits). You should use all the resources available to you such as Learning Center, Advising, Counseling Center, and Division of Student Affairs to have a successful term.