4 Different Types of Academic Appeals

Every student has their own personal way of communicating with professors, but there is one thing they all share in common, they want a response. Whether it’s an angry email, a polite note, or a desperate phone call to the professor’s office, students are looking for some type of feedback so that they can fix any problems and get back on track.

And likewise, academic appeals are something that decides the fate of a student’s academic year. They become a stepping stone that can help or hinder one’s progress at school. The process is often tedious and hard to follow, but the result definitely impacts the future of the student. Therefore, students must have an experienced academic appeals attorney by their side throughout the duration of the appeal process.

Let us now see into different types of academic appeals.

  • Grade appeals

Some students think that their professor is giving them bad grades because they do not like them or disagree with their views. In this case, students can appeal against their professor for giving them poor grades. If a student feels that their professor is unduly harsh on them, they can appeal against their professor. However, the university will ask a tutor or a faculty member to look into the case and reevaluate the grades. If the instructor finds that it is justified, then no grade change will be made. 

  • Probation appeals

Students are placed on academic probation for various reasons. Most commonly students are placed on academic probation if they fail to meet the minimum academic standards set by the college. Students failing to meet the financial standards can also be placed on probation. Whatever the reason, students can stand against the institution’s movement to place them on academic probation through a probation appeal.

  • Academic suspension appeals

Students can be suspended from their colleges for various reasons. They can be suspended or expelled from institutions if they fail to meet minimum academic standards or fail to meet the financial standards of the institution. Students can appeal their suspension or expulsion by providing evidence that they will be able to meet the required standards of their school.

  • Academic dismissal appeals

Students can be dismissed from their school if they do not meet the minimum academic standards. They are usually given a period of time to improve their academic performance if they are in danger of being dismissed. If students fail to do so, then they can be dismissed from their institution. Students who have been dismissed can appeal against their dismissal by providing evidence that they will be able to meet the required standards.