Appeal of Academic Suspension

If you are appealing to return this Summer or Fall:

Your appeal and all supporting documentation MUST be received no later than Monday, June 11th at 5:00 PM for FALL semester to guarantee its consideration by the Academic and Admission Appeals Board.

All appeals must include supporting documentation:

Please fax (828-227-7022) or email ( documentation.
Examples of documentation:

  • Recommendation letters from your professors, counselors, or advisors
  • Legal documentation, police reports, etc
  • Pay stubs or proof of employment
  • Letter from physician or copy of official doctor or hospital diagnosis, treatment, and dates that you were ill or hospitalized, and ability to return to school
  • Copy of the death certificate or copy of the obituary

The Academic and Admission Appeals Board will meet and notify students regarding the decision of the Board by Catamount email. Results of an appeal cannot be given to anyone but the student that submitted the appeal. THE DECISION OF THE BOARD IS FINAL.

Be sure to explain the reason you are appealing and include any pertinent information related to your academic difficulty. (Keep response to 150 words or less)

(Keep response to 150 words or less)

You must EMAIL, MAIL, or FAX documentation to the Advising Center so that it arrives by the appeals deadlines. If documentation is not provided, the Appeals Board has NO obligation to hear your appeal.

Please Note: It is the responsibility of the student to provide ALL documentation. The University and Appeals Board bear NO responsibility in gathering or requesting any documentation.

Email the documentation to:

Mail the documentation listed to:
Attention Appeals Board
Advising Center
214 Killian Annex
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 28723

Fax the documentation listed to:

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