If you are looking to return to WCU after an Academic Suspension or Dismissal and have taken a semester off, LEARN about the steps to return
Academic standing is determined after each semester of enrollment (including summer). Below are the anticipated dates for the 2023-2024 academic year:
|Date Academic Standing Updated
|Appeal Due Date
|May 14, 2024
|May 27 at 11:59pm
|August 9, 2024
|August 13 at 11:59pm
The appeal form will be available on this webpage by the date that academic standing is updated.
Your online appeal form and all supporting documentation MUST be received by the published deadline to guarantee its consideration by the Academic Appeals Review Board. If you have questions about the required parts of the appeal, we encourage you to contact our office prior to the appeal deadline.
1. Complete the online appeals form: Answer all questions within the appeal form. Personal statements attached as documentation will not be considered. Students who expect to be suspended after the current semester can prepare their responses ahead of time. The appeals form asks at least two questions:
2. Attach documentation in the appeal form: All appeals must include documentation to support all statements you make about reasons for your appeal or extenuating circumstances. Personal statements attached as documentaiton will not be considered. Examples of documentation to support statements in your written appeal:
3. Sign and submit your form: Submit the form by the published deadline. You can save a copy of your appeal submission for your records.
The Academic Appeals Review Board will meet to review appeals shortly after the published deadline. The Board will notify students of the decision by Catamount email. Results of an appeal cannot be given to anyone but the student who submitted the appeal. The decision of the Appeals Review Board is final.
If you have any questions about the appeals process above, please contact the Office of Student Retention. Email retention or call 828.227.7171 (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm).