Academic Action Appeals

The Academic Actions Committee reviews and acts on student’s appeals regarding:

  • Late drops or late withdrawals
  • Readmission following academic suspension
  • Waivers of university academic policies, including requests for waivers of general degree requirements
  • Deletions from a students’ academic record, excluding grievances involving individual course grades

Upcoming Deadlines

Appeal paperwork is due by the following date(s). No exceptions.
 

Nov 6, 2019  |  4:30 pm
Jan 9, 2020  |  4:30 pm
Jun 5, 2020  |  4:30 pm

Ready to submit your appeal?


All appeal documents including the academic action appeal form, pathways to success contract (if required), your narrative, and supporting documentation (such as medical documentation, letters of support, or legal documents) must be emailed as one PDF document to: academicaction@uwp.edu

Academic Actions Appeal Form   Pathways to Success Contract

 

Do you have questions about your appeal?


The academic action process is important, so we want to make sure you have as much information as possible prior to submitting your appeal. Below are answers to common questions about academic action appeals. 

JUMP TO:  What leads to an appeal  |  Before you appeal  |  When you appeal  |  After you appeal

WHAT LEADS TO AN APPEAL

The most common academic appeal occurs when a previously enrolled Parkside student has been academically dismissed and wishes to return. The process to return begins with an academic appeal.

Although we encourage you to be open and honest with your family about your academic situation, due to FERPA guidelines we do not notify anyone of your academic status.

The committee reviews:

  • requests to waive university academic policies
  • requests to waive general degree requirements
  • appeals for readmission following academic suspension 
  • late drop or late withdraws

Enrolled students are notified of their academic status at the end of each semester. This notification comes from the Registrar’s office and will be sent to the student via their Rangermail account. This information includes very detailed content that explains the specifics of the student’s dismissal and instructions for an appeal. To find more information about academic policies, including grades, or the academic warning, probation and suspension policy, refer to the Academic Catalog. 

View the policy 

BEFORE YOU APPEAL

All students need to write a letter to the Academic Actions Committee. Writing an appeal letter is your chance to explain the circumstances surrounding your dismissal. It is also important to outline a plan that will keep you on track for future academic success.

  • What circumstances contributed to your academic performance falling below expectations?
  • Explain how the circumstances have been resolved that will allow you to perform at a satisfactory level.  
  • What strategies and resources do you plan to use that will help you be academically successful?
  • What additional information do you want the committee to consider in the review of your appeal?
  1.  Review instructions
  2.  Download and complete Academic Actions Appeal form and Pathways to Success contract (if applicabale)
  3.  Write letter of appeal
  4.  Prepare any supporting documentation, such as medical documentation, letters of support, or legal documents (if applicable)
  5.  Gather unofficial transcripts (if applicable)
  6.  Meet with academic advisor

Students who are appealing for academic dismissal (suspension) are required to meet with an academic advisor. Your advisor can help review your forms and letter, and they must sign your pathways to success contract. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that you begin work on your appeal with plenty of time before the deadline and come to your advising appointment with drafts of your materials. 

Students who are appealing for deletion or amending of an academic record or other academic policy are not required to meet with an advisor. 

All appeal documents including the appeal form, student success contract (if required), letter of appeal, and supporting documentation (such as medical documentation, letters of support, or legal documents) must be emailed as one PDF document to: academicaction@uwp.edu

Your official transcripts should be sent to the Admissions office. An unofficial copy of your transcripts will need to be submitted with your appeal.

Upon dismissal from the university, your enrollment in a future semester is cancelled.

WHEN YOU APPEAL

Students who have been suspended for the first time do not meet with the Academic Actions committee. Second and subsequent suspensions, can meet with the committee if the student so chooses.

Students who are requesting a waiver of university academic policies can meet with the committee if the student so chooses.

You will be sent an email asking if you would like to attend the committee meeting. You are not required to attend the meeting, but it does give you an opportunity to reiterate your story, clarify any questions the committee may have, and share the changes you have made to be academically successful.

Each student is given approximately 15 minutes to talk with the committee. To keep the committee and students on schedule, we recommend that you arrive 5 minutes prior to your scheduled meeting time.

The commitee will have access to your appeal and documents, so you do not need to bring copies for them. You may choose to bring a copy of your appeal for your own reference, but it is not required.

Arrive 5 minutes prior to your scheduled meeting time.

AFTER YOU APPEAL

A student who submits an appeal will be notified within three business days following the Academic Actions committee meeting.

A student who appears in person and meets with the committee will be notified of the outcome of their appeal after meeting with the committee. The outcome of the appeal will be emailed to the student's Rangermail. If the student has been out for two consecutive semesters and no longer has their Rangermail account, an email will be sent to the address listed on the appeal form.

Students who have been readmitted following suspension will need to attend a Pathways to Success Workshop. You will be notified of the workshop dates when you receive your email stating your appeal has been approved. The workshop is designed to help you succeed academically when you return to Parkside. Workshop topics include motivation, how to calculate your grade point average (GPA), study behaviors and strategies, and campus resources. 

Students who have requested a waiver will be notified of next steps, if any, in their appeal decision letter.

At the completion of the Pathways to Success workshop, you will be required to sign a form (Permit to Register) which will review the conditions of your re-admission. Your Permit to Register will then be processed by the appropriate campus departments. This process can take up to 3 business days.

Students whose appeals have been denied by the Academic Actions committee often choose to attend a 2-year institution and successfully complete 12 degree credits with a grade of C and higher. This increases a student's preparation to return to Parkside. If you choose to take this recommendation, you should contact your advisor for additional assistance using Student Transfer Assessment Report (STAR) to identify transferable courses which will apply to your degree and/or major.

No, you will need to complete the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal form. You can use the same narrative and documentation as you did to appeal your academic suspension. Your permit for readmission (that you sign at the Pathways to Success workshop) will need to be processed by several campus offices. This process will take approximately 3 business days before you can submit your SAP appeal and register for classes.

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If you have not attended UW-Parkside for two (2) consecutive semesters you will need to complete a re-entry application which can be found on the Admissions webpage.

Learn more about re-entry

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