APPEALS WILL ONLY BE CONSIDERED IF ALL DOCUMENTATION AND POLICY GUIDELINES ARE MET.
What are academic appeals for?
The appeal process is designed to allow consideration for academic deadlines or policies due to extenuating circumstances (medical emergencies, mental health problems, etc.). Forgetfulness is not an extenuating circumstance. Documentation is REQUIRED for every appeal.
- Appeals are only considered for situations outside of a student’s control or, in the case of an appeal of scholastic drop, if a student demonstrate understanding and resolution of the precipitating circumstance.
- Deadline Appeals are processed with an effective date based on the last date of attendance (LDOA), regardless of circumstance.
- Students are responsible for all fees or repayment of refunds incurred as a byproduct of approved appeals.
- Medical or mental health withdrawals do not automatically allow for a full refund of tuition and fees for the semester. Refunds are determined by the effective date of the withdrawal/resignation in connection to the Bursar’s refund schedule. See Bursar’s refund policy at Tuition Refund Schedule .
- Registration information cannot be changed after a degree is conferred.
What CAN students appeal?
- Late resignation requests due to documented issues that prevented the student from successfully beginning or completing their semester ( medical issue, mental health issue, etc.)
- Cannot backdate past the student’s last date of attendance in any class.
- Required documentation
- Late drop requests for one or a few courses due to medical or mental health issues
- Documentation must be provided that clearly shows how the medical/mental health issue is affecting that specific course and not others on the student’s schedule
- The drop will be effective on the date the appeal is approved. The drop cannot be retroactive (effective on a prior date) if the student is attending other courses.
- Required documentation
- Scholastic drops
Students can only appeal if it is their first (SD1) or second (SD2) scholastic drop and they are appealing for immediate re-entry. Students on indefinite scholastic drop (SD3 +) cannot appeal through this process. Students who have served at least one term of their scholastic drop should submit an application to the Office of Admissions for consideration. The deadline to submit an appeal of scholastic drop is the last day to add classes for a given semester as listed on the academic calendar.
What CANNOT be appealed?
- Students cannot request to drop individual classes due to reasons unrelated to medical or mental health issues. See late drop requests above for more information.
- Cannot appeal for issues surrounding the holds placed on student accounts. The error message in WebSTAR provides guidance on how to address holds in a timely manner.
- Cannot appeal to remove enrollment that remains if a student decides not to attend.
- The student is responsible for dropping all courses if they decide not to attend. The student acknowledges this mandate at the time of enrollment through a pop-up directive that must be agreed to in order to continue the enrollment transaction.
- Cannot be used for SAP appeal submissions, the SAP appeal form can be found at https://www.uno.edu/finanical-aid.forms
- Not for grade changes (must speak with Professor to begin this process)
- Not for removing failing grades as a result of issues during a completed semester.
- If the student took finals or completed final projects in any class the term is considered complete.
- Not to drop because the student didn’t know important dates, deadlines, or university processes
- Important dates posted on Registrar’s website at Academic Calendar
- Cannot appeal book fees, registration fees, and/or housing fees