Appeals Process

Academic Suspension Appeals

  1. A suspension is for one (1) regular (fall or spring) semester.  Only first-time suspensions may be appealed; however, students suspended in the spring semester and again for a second time at the end of the following summer session also have the option to appeal. Students suspended for the first time may enroll, while on suspension, in the coursework specified in the College’s Academic Status policy. To enroll in these courses, students must meet with an academic advisor.
  2. To appeal the suspension, suspended students must submit the Academic Challenge/Appeal Form (Form 14440/003) along with the statement to the Registrar’s Office by the Friday before the first day of late registration for the semester of suspension. For academic suspension appeals, the form must only be signed by the students. 
  3. The Academic Appeals Committee will convene during the registration period to review the appeals. The Committee may recommend to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs that the suspension appeal be granted or may deny the appeal.

Students will be notified of the appeal ruling through email. If the appeal is denied, students will be advised by the Academic Appeals Officer of their option to appeal to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs within 24 hours of notification of the denial. Students may submit in writing to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs an explanation detailing why the appeal should be reviewed. The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs issues a decision on the appeal in writing to students within 24 hours of receipt of the appeal. Decisions by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs are final.