DISMISSALS & APPEALS - POLICIES & PROCEDURES
CLAS APPEAL DEADLINE -
TO APPEAL PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING
Students who fail to meet minimum academic standards for two consecutive semesters will be subject to dismissal. However, students have the opportunity to appeal their dismissal if extenuating circumstances exist. In order to appeal your dismissal, the CLAS dismissal appeal committee requires specific information about your extenuating circumstances as well as your likelihood of academic success in the future. The dismissal appeal committee is looking to see that, despite your current academic standing, you are able to succeed at the University of Connecticut, and specifically in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Please be aware that the information you provide, while it will remain private, will not be confidential and may be shared with other University officials, per the University’s mandated reporting requirements.
Due to technical issues, we are not able to receive appeals through our online form. Please forward your appeal and documentation by the following means:
|Mail (or in person)||CLAS Academic Services Center|
|423 Whitney Road, U-1126|
|Storrs, CT. 06269|
|firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com|
INCLUDE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IN YOUR APPEAL:
- PeopleSoft Number
- Phone Number
- Academic Advisor
- CPIA/SSS Counselor (if applicable)
- Statement describing the extenuating circumstances that warrant the committee's reconsideration of your dismissal.
- A detailed plan describing how you intend to improve your grades and remove any barriers to your future academic success.
- Documentation from professional sources that verify the extenuating circumstances. The documentation must be supplied on letterhead and come from sources such as a medical doctor, health professional, hospital emergency room, or copies of official records or newspaper clippings. Documentation from University of Connecticut offices or personnel is preferred.
Determination of Academic Standing
The academic status of undergraduate students at the University of Connecticut is determined by their semester and cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) at the conclusion of each semester. Earned grades of A through to F are used to calculate the GPA. Grades, including T, I, X, N, U, P@, F@, S, U, AU and W, do not earn grade points and are not factored into the GPA calculations.
University Policy (taken from the Undergraduate Catalog)
Scholastic probation and dismissal from the University for scholastic reasons shall be administered by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Instruction, at the recommendation of the schools and colleges or regional campuses, and in accordance with the regulations that follow:
Scholastic probation is an identification of students whose scholastic performance is below University standards. The student and the student's advisor are informed that a marked academic improvement in future semesters is necessary to obtain the minimum scholastic standards.
A student who fails to meet these minimum scholastic standards for two consecutively registered semesters is subject to dismissal. However, no student with at least a 2.3 semester grade point average after completing all courses for which he or she is registered at the end of a semester shall be subject to dismissal; the student will be continued on scholastic probation if such status is warranted.
When a student is dismissed from the University for scholastic reasons only, any certificate or transcript issued must contain the statement "Dismissed for scholastic deficiency but otherwise entitled to honorable dismissal." Dismissal involves non-residence on the University campus and loss of status as a candidate for a degree effective immediately upon dismissal.
Students Continued on Special Probation
CLAS students who are permitted to remain at the University after being subject to dismissal will be continued on special probation (CSP). Students will be held to the following conditions:
- A 14 credit limit will be placed on their account.Students must adjust their schedule by the 10th day of classes or the ASC will adjust their schedule for them.
- They are required to attend a meeting with a designated ASC advisor by the third week of classes. In this meeting additional conditions and goals for the semester will be determined.
Steps to Readmission After Dismissal
Students who have been dismissed may, during a later semester, request an evaluation for readmission to the University. Readmission will be considered favorably only when the evaluation indicates a strong probability for academic success. In their first regular semester after readmission, dismissed students will be on scholastic probation. Additionally, s/he student will follow the catalog requirements for the semester of their readmission.
Students will apply for readmission through the Office of Student Services and Advocacy. The application deadline for Spring readmission is December 1st and for Fall readmission is July 1st. Readmission is not guaranteed.
Students who are dismissed from the Univeristy for the first time must wait two consecutive semesters before applying for readmission. During this time students should consider the following options.
- A student who has been dismissed from the University for academic reasons may not register for courses at the University as a non-degree student without the approval from a Dean's Designee in the CLAS Academic Serivces Center. If approved, students may register for up to eight credits of non-degree courses through the Office of the Registrar.
- Consider transferring to or taking courses at another university or community college. The Transfer Admissions web site lists the transfer course equivalencies for all Connecticut universities, colleges and community colleges. Students must be aware that if they decide to take courses outside of the university with the intension of transferring them back to UConn the transferred credits will not count towards the UConn grade point average and, without the permission of their UConn faculty advisor, cannot be applied to the major or related areas.
- Student must average B's in all non-degree courses to be approved for readmission.
Students who are dismissed from CLAS for a second time must wait at least four academic years (eight consecutive semesters) before applying for readmission. They must complete course work which will be applicable to their CLAS degree requirements and must earn a B or better in all coursework taken after their dismissal. However, students are encouraged to consider completion of their degree at another college or university.
No student will be readmitted to the University after a third dismissal.
The CLAS Academic Services Center welcomes faculty and staff feedback on their students. Click here for a link a recommendation form which you can forward to the ASC.
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