The Undergraduate Graduation and Academic Appeals Committee serves as an appeals committee for students contesting decisions on university requirements such as graduation requirements, academic suspension, and academic credit.
This committee addresses academic matters. For financial aid consideration, please see the financial aid appeal process.
Membership consists of the chair of each college admissions and credits committee and three students appointed by the Student Government Association (SGA). The Registrar, Assistant to the Chancellor for Diversity Initiatives, Director of Admissions, and a representative from the Office of Student Affairs will serve as ex-officio, non-voting members.
Recommendations for individual student appeals concerning university requirements for graduation or academic requirements will be forwarded to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research with a copy to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
This committee usually meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 2:00 p.m. Contact your college representative for location.
Procedure to Petition
- Student completes the Petition Form with help of advisor.
- Advisor signs and sends to college representative for college review. Do not forward or send to Office of the Registrar. This slows down the appeals process.
- College representative sends one copy of the petition and supporting materials to the Registrar prior to the meeting. The college committee must have indicated a decision BEFORE the form is brought to the Office of the Registrar. Usually this must be done by the Friday before the meeting.
- University Committee reviews petition and all supporting documentation provided by the student and makes decision.
Students are encouraged to provide as much supporting documentation as possible.
Students are not required to attend, but their attendance is recommended.