Office of Student Success - Process to Appeal Academic Disqualification

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, May 15 (Census Date)
    • Deadline to add or drop summer courses 
    • Deadline for dropping individual course without a recorded grade
  • Deadline to withdraw from an individual summer course
    • See the Registrar's Website (dates vary per course)
  • Sunday, August 26th
    • Last day to withdraw with no academic financial penalty (other fees may still apply)
  • Monday, August 27th
    • Fall classes begin   
  • Tuesday, September 11th (Census Date) 
    • Deadline to add or drop fall courses
    • Deadline for dropping individual classes without a recorded grade
    • Deadline for Application for Graduation 

Process to Appeal Academic Disqualification

A student who has been academically disqualified may appeal if:

  1. there are documented compelling and unforeseen reasons why academic standards were not met, and
  2. there is a high probability that the student’s cumulative GPA can be raised to 2.00 or higher in no more than one additional semester of coursework. This is determined by having a Quality Point Deficiency of no more than 10 points as determined by the GPA repair calculator.

Students make the appeal by submitting an Academic Standing Appeals package to the Registrar’s Office.  The deadline to submit this appeal package will be specified in the notification letter and email sent to the student.

The appeals package must include:

Incomplete appeals packages will not be considered.

The Academic Disqualification Appeals form is available for download. You can save the form to your computer and type right into the form. You can copy and paste the results of your GPA worksheet analysis into the space provided and you can copy/paste scanned documentation into the appeal form. You then email a copy of all appeal materials to If necessary, you can mail print copies of the form and documentation.

If you have any questions about preparing the Academic Standing Appeals package, please contact:

Allison Flores, Associate Registrar

Review of Academic Standing Appeals

The Academic Standards Committee hears appeals three times each year, at the close of each semester.

Deadline Date of Hearing Date of Notification of Decision
1 p.m., Monday, May 8, 2017 Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Friday, May 12, 2017
1 p.m., Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Thursday, August 24, 2017 Friday, August 25, 2017
1 P.M.,  Monday, January 1, 2018 Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Friday, January 5, 2018
1 P.M., Monday, May 7, 2018 Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Friday, May 11, 2018

The Academic Standards Committee will consider appeals on a case-by-case basis.  The appeals package submitted by the student and the educational records of the student, including the disciplinary record, will be reviewed by the committee.  Additionally, the committee may seek input from faculty and professional staff in other relevant campus offices.

If the appeal is approved, the student’s academic standing will be “Reinstated from Academic Disqualification” and the student will have one additional semester in which to raise the cumulative GPA to 2.00. If this does not happen, the student will again be academically disqualified.

Students will be notified of the committee’s decision by email to the Fort Lewis College account as soon as possible. If the FLC email account is not active, the student will be asked to provide an alternative email address.

The committee’s decision may be appealed to the Provost or designee.

Contact Information

FLC Students