Appeal of Undergraduate Academic Policies

Custodian of Policy: Registrar

Relevant Minnesota State System Policy:

Effective Date: Current

Last Review: Spring 2022

Next Review: Spring 2029


Academic Appeals can be filed to seek waiver of a graduation or Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum requirements, retroactively withdraw from a course (after the withdrawal deadline has passed), and other similar situations. Appeals to retroactively withdraw cannot be accepted if five years have passed since the course in question was taken. Students can inquire in the Registrar’s Office whether an appeal is appropriate in their situation.

Students complete the appeal form and return it to the Registrar’s Office, along with appropriate supporting documentation. The Academic Appeals Committee reviews student appeals and approves or denies them. Students whose appeals are denied by the Committee may appeal to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs whose decision is final.