Academic Appeal Process
Students who are attempting to appeal a college deadline or policy due to extenuating circumstances are able to submit an appeal request online. The Appeals Committee has to vote on the appeal and the Committee meets once a month.
**The statute of limitations to appeal an academic deadline is one year from the end of a given semester. For example, a student appealing for the Fall of 2021 semester must submit their appeal before the last day of classes in Fall 2022.
The University of New Orleans strictly adheres to its published policies, procedures, and deadlines. The University of New Orleans recognizes that serious, extenuating circumstances may prevent a student from adhering to the established policies, procedures, and deadlines of the University. Forgetfulness and ignorance are not acceptable considerations. The burden of proof in documenting these circumstances falls upon the student making the appeal. Students should understand that a result of the appeal could affect their Financial Aid and for clarification, students should seek guidance from the Office of Financial Aid before submitting an appeal.
In addition to providing supporting documentation from external entities such as doctors, attorneys, psychiatrists, social workers, etc., students might also be directed to their College, instructors, and advisors for additional information regarding their last date of attendance, advising history, general attendance, or other pertinent administrative or academic information. The appeal form allows students to upload multiple documents. Appeals submitted without all necessary documentation will be denied. Please review the required documentation listings under the "Appeal regulations and form" section.
FILING AN APPEAL DOES NOT GUARANTEE APPROVAL. DO NOT STOP ATTENDING CLASSES UNTIL YOU ARE NOTIFIED OF THE OUTCOME OF THE APPEAL.