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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Suspension Appeal

Appeals of suspension are for addressing unusual and extenuating circumstances that prevented a student from raising their GPA to the required level. A student placed on academic suspension may appeal the decision to the Assistant Vice President for Educational and Career Success by completing an online Academic Suspension Appeal application found in the student forms repository.

The online application has four requirements:

  1. Student Information: Complete contact and academic program information.
  2. Explanation of Circumstances: Complete questions explaining (a) the extenuating circumstances that led to you grade point average deficiency, (b) the actions taken to improve circumstances, and (c) what it will take to return to good academic standing.
  3. Supporting documentation: Provide third-party documentation supporting your explanation of your prior poor academic performance. This could include a letter from a professor, medical professional, counselor, tutoring records, or any official documents that can verify your circumstances. Third-party documentation cannot come from family members.
  4. Send completed appeal application and supporting documentation to academicappeals@fairmontstate.edu

Notices of the appeal deadline will be provided in the student’s suspension letter. Late appeals will not be accepted.

The decision of the Assistant Vice President for Educational and Career Success Amay be appealed to the Admissions and Credits Committee. The written appeal and all supporting documentation must be forwarded to the Chairperson of the Admissions and Credits Committee for review and evaluation. The Chair of the Committee will schedule a Committee meeting as soon as possible to hear the case, and the Committee shall render a decision.

For additional information concerning the appeals process, contact the Provost Office at 304-367-4101 or AcademicAffairs@fairmontstate.edu