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Graduate Academic Appeals Committee

Charge:

The Graduate Academic Appeals Committee is a sub-committee of the Graduate Academic Council (GAC).  The committee makes decisions on student appeals when the student has an academic standing of “suspension” or is requesting a time extension to complete their degree; the student appeal is requesting admission back into the College of Graduate Studies and/or is requesting more time to complete their degree. 

Membership:

The Graduate Academic Appeals Committee is chaired by the Associate Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and is comprised of five members of the GAC.  The membership is voluntary and members are solicited through the GAC meetings.  

Appeals process:

Students who are placed on academic suspension and are seeking readmission following suspension, or are seeking a time extension to complete their degree requirements will have to follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Complete a re-admit application to the program they are seeking readmission.
  2. Complete a Graduate Academic Appeals form and send it to gradstudies@apsu.edu; include "Graduate Academic Appeals" in the subject line.
  3. The College of Graduate Studies will send the graduate academic appeals form, a copy of the student transcript, and the graduate appeal worksheet to the graduate coordinator and/or chair of the department the student is seeking readmission.
  4. The graduate coordinator and/or department chair will speak with the student regarding the appeal and discuss a plan to graduation.  The graduate coordinator and/or department chair will also discuss the grades necessary to increase their cumulative GPA to at least a 3.0.
  5. The graduate coordinator and/or department chair will complete the graduate academic appeals form and the graduate appeal worksheet and send them back to the College of Graduate Studies.
  6. The College of Graduate Studies will then send the graduate academic appeals form, the graduate appeal worksheet, and the student transcript to the Associate Dean of the College of Graduate Studies (chair of committee).  The Associate Dean (chair) will review the appeal to ensure that everything is correct.
  7. The Associate Dean (chair) will forward (via email) the graduate academic appeals form, the graduate appeal worksheet, and the student transcript to the Graduate Academic Appeals Committee.  The Associate Dean (chair) will request that all decisions be made within 4 days.
  8. The Graduate Academic Appeals Committee will send decisions to the Associate Dean (chair) via email.
  9. Once a decision has been made the Associate Dean (chair) will send the decision to the College of Graduate Studies and the student will be notified via email.