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Academic Appeal Information

It is not the preference of University College to dismiss students and we understand there are many reasons why students are not successful. Sometimes it is beneficial to take time away from school and reflect on the reasons for poor academic performance. However, if you believe that your poor grades were due to an extenuating circumstance, you may choose to appeal this dismissal. You can appeal to return by emailing a formal typed letter that includes the following by 5pm on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

  • Your name, student ID number, UNCW email and phone number
  • The extenuating circumstances that contributed to your GPA falling below the minimum university eligibility standards
  • An explanation about how the circumstances that caused your academic difficulties will have changed to allow success if your appeal is granted
  • Your academic plan, including courses you plan to take next semester, academic interest areas, and ideas for possible career paths
  • The name of your academic advisor, when you last met, and an overview of what you discussed.  Did you make your advisor aware of your academic difficulty?
  • If physical or psychological health issues are noted as the reason for poor academic performance, documentation must be included with the appeal. This may include letters from medical providers, verification of hospital visits/stays, or other documented proof. Please send these documents as attachments to your appeal email. Providing medical documentation does not guarantee that the appeal will be granted.   
  • All appeals MUST be sent as an attached WORD document from your UNCW email account to ucappeals@uncw.edu. Appeal decisions are final.  
  • Your appeal will be reviewed and a University College representative will send you an email by 6pm on Friday, August 11, 2017.
Submitting an appeal does not guarantee your fall enrollment. If your appeal is granted, you may be required to participate in an academic intervention and retention program.