A student that has been placed on Academic Suspension may appeal by submitting a Readmission Appeal form clearly stating the basis for an appeal. The appeal will be considered by the Academic Standards Committee during one of the following meeting dates.
August 8, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
August 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
January 6, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
January 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Summer 2020/Fall 2020
May 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
May 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
June 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Appeals – University Policy
A student will be allowed no more than one approved appeal to the Academic Standards Committee or Dean of a student’s college.
Exceptions to this policy are granted very infrequently and only in cases where the student can demonstrate extraordinary circumstances at the time the academic difficulty was first encountered. Examples of extraordinary circumstances might include: chronic illness, accident, or catastrophic event. These circumstances must be documented. If a student has a poor academic history throughout the student’s enrollment, one isolated extraordinary circumstance may not be viewed as an adequate reason for approving an appeal. Such circumstances as “working too many hours” or “personal problems” or “I know now that I have to get serious about my studies” are normally not sufficient reasons for an exception to minimum standards being granted. If you believe that your situation is unique and truly involves “extraordinary circumstances,” then you may petition the Academic Standards Committee for an appeal of your case by completing a Readmission Appeal form.
The Academic Standards Committee will consider your appeal based upon the information you submit on the Readmission Appeal form. The Committee will not interview students; therefore, it is necessary to be thorough.
After the Committee has reviewed your appeal, you will be notified of the results via your Georgia Southern email. If your appeal is denied by the Academic Standards Committee, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the dean of his or her college to arrange an appointment to discuss their readmission appeal. The dean has the authority to override the Academic Standards Committee’s decision as long as you have not have a previous approved appeal.
Readmission Appeal Form
A Readmission appeal form should be submitted as soon as possible but must be received in the Registrar’s Office before the end of the work day (5:00 p.m.) before the meeting day. Individuals failing to satisfy the deadline may submit their appeal for the following term.
Requirement After Readmission
Following any academic suspension and a subsequent readmission, a student will be allowed to continue a maximum of three semesters of enrollment before their total institution GPA has to be above a 2.0.
An undergraduate student may repeat any course and the most recent grade becomes the official grade for the course even if the most recent grade is lower. All grades will be used in computing the total institution GPA. The total institution GPA will be used to determine a student’s academic standing and graduation GPA requirements.
Attending Other Colleges and Universities
The University cannot request another institution to accept a student during any period of ineligibility at Georgia Southern University.