The Academic Standing Committee addresses requests for exception to Academic Regulation 22. Suspended students who are considering filing a Request for Exception to Academic Regulation 22 should meet with the head advisor of their college to discuss their options. The preparation process generally requires several days; students should allow sufficient time before the ASC meeting to gather and prepare all materials. Students with specific questions should contact their college head advisor, or the Registrar's Office.
The Committee on Academic Standing will consider requests for exceptions to the Reinstatement Rules only in those rare situations in which all four of the following conditions are met:
The committee recognizes that there may be cases which require review and merit exception. Exceptions are imaginable where the term or terms of poor performance are somewhat isolated, and clearly linked to an extraordinary occurrence (such as a health problem) that has been ameliorated, or to unusually challenging circumstances whose impact on the student has been substantially relieved. It must be made clear, however, that exceptions will be granted only rarely. To warrant exception, the academic record should contain evidence that, in the absence of the problem asserted by the student as responsible for the poor performance, the student can succeed; more simply, there should be on record at least one term in which the student performed successfully in courses that contribute to progress toward a degree. Furthermore, the student must present a clear plan of action, endorsed by the head advisor, which includes a program of contact with recognized academic support staff. Finally, advocacy, and not mere "approval," by a head advisor, or by an academic advisor in consultation with the head advisor, is a crucial necessary condition for an exception. Students also may submit evidence of support from other representatives of recognized university support services in addition to, but not in lieu of, letters from departmental and college advisors.
Sept. 26, 2003
Meetings are held in the Registrar’s Conference Room, 102 Kerr Administration Building, unless otherwise noted.
The Academic Standing Committee will meet with all students who initiate their appeal by submitting their Petition for Exception to the Reinstatement Regulations to the Registrar's Office by the appropriate deadline to initiate an appeal indicated below. Students also must submit a complete packet of materials by the deadline specified for each meeting. Students may request an appointment with ASC only when they have submitted a complete packet of documents (in addition to the Petition, this includes the student's letter, the advisor's letter, three terms of projected schedule, the learning contract, and any supplementary documentation).
Reference the committee meeting schedule for available meeting times. Choose the term for which you intend to request reinstatement and view the the meeting dates and filing deadlines. If the student initiates their appeal after this deadline, and if all of the meeting dockets are filled, the student must wait for a meeting later in the term. The student also must file a complete packet by the deadline indicated for each meeting