The University’s guideline explaining how to file an appeal for a fee adjustment is
available online. Please read the acceptable reasons (www.apsu.edu/appeals) for which fee adjustments are made. If your situation meets the criteria outlined,
complete the Appeal Form and submit to Student Achievement (SA). Supporting documentation must be sent to
the SA office within five (5) business days of the submission of the appeal. The SA
office will provide a decision in writing via email to the appellant’s official APSU
email account. Decisions of the SA may be appealed in writing to the Fee Adjustment
Appeals Committee, which meets twice each fall and spring semester. The committee
chairperson will provide a decision in writing via email to the appellant’s official
APSU email account. Appeals of adverse decisions made by this committee must be in
writing to the Assistant Vice President for Finance and Administration. A written
decision of matters appealed to that office will be sent to the student’s official
APSU email account. This concludes the fee adjustment appeals process.
Deadlines for Fee Adjustment Appeals:
- Fall Semester, Fall I FC and Fall II FC Terms: Feb. 15 of following year
- Spring Semester, Spring I FC and Spring II FC Terms: Oct. 15 of same year
- Maymester, Summer (Full), Summer I, Summer II and Summer III FC: Dec. 1 of same year
Appeals received after the stated deadlines will not be considered. For assistance,
please contact Student Achievement at 931-221-6540.
Applicants who are not initially admitted to Austin Peay State University, upon application,
may appeal their admission decision in writing to the University Admissions and Standards Committee. The information provided on the Appeal Form, your admissions application, your academic credentials and all other application
materials will be reviewed by the committee. For assistance, please contact the office
of Admissions at 931-221-7011.
Students who have been classified as out-of-state for fee payment purposes may appeal
their residency classification by completing the Residency Application. The completed form and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Office
of Admissions, Ellington Lobby, for new students and to the Office of the Registrar,
Ellington 303, for currently enrolled students. All appeals must be submitted prior
to the beginning of the term for which the appeal is filed. Applications for the current
term will not be accepted if the term has already begun. Students wishing to further
appeal the decision of the Office of Admissions or the Office of the Registrar may
do so by contacting the Office of the Registrar and requesting for the application
to be reviewed by the Residency Appeals Committee. For assistance, please contact
the Office of the Registrar at 931-221-7121.
Traffic fines and citations may be appealed through the Traffic Citation Appeals Form. For assistance, please contact Campus Police at 931-221-7786.
Residence hall and dining charges may be appealed using the Housing Appeals Form. The form must be printed, completed and submitted to the Housing Office located
in Miller Hall. For assistance, please contact Housing, Residence Life and Dining
Services at 931-221-7444.
The purpose of the University’s Student Grade Appeal policy is to hear students’ grievances
about the final grade awarded in a course or the method of evaluation. Students may
appeal course grades in accordance with the Student Grade Appeal Policy. Once a degree has been posted to the transcript, the academic record is deemed complete
and changes will not be made on grades earned prior to the posted degree.
Policy 2:040 details the procedure for appealing a grade. A student should first try to resolve
the issue with the faculty member if possible. If this attempt is not agreeable, the
student should then appeal in writing to the department chair in the area where the
instructor is a member. The departmental assistant can provide information about the
name of the department chair. If the situation is not resolved at this level, the
student can then appeal to the dean of the college over that department. If the appeal
needs to proceed further than the dean, the student may then contact the office of
Academic Affairs at 931-221-7676.
The purpose of the University’s Non-Academic Grievance policy is to hear students’ grievances and complaints about the action and performance of
University personnel in non-academic matters, to determine the validity of the grievance
or complaint and to recommend resolution. For assistance, please contact the Student
Affairs office at 931-221-7341.