Following notification of a decision for dismissal or extended program, a student may appeal, in writing, the decision to the Dean. Such appeals must be received by the Dean within 3 working days after the student is officially notified of the dismissal or extended program decision. A narrative explaining the basis for the appeal should accompany the request. An appeal must be based on one of the following premises:
- Bias of one or more members of the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee.
- Material, documentable information not available to the Committee at the time of its initial decision.
- Procedural error.
The Dean will review the appeal request and decide if there is sufficient information to convene a meeting of the Student Promotion and Graduation Committee, which would be asked to provide a recommendation to the Dean on the appeal request. Once a decision is made to convene a Committee meeting, the student requesting an appeal shall be notified in writing (i.e., e-mail), by the Office of the Dean at least two working days in advance of the scheduled Committee meeting in which the student's appeal will be heard. The student will be offered an opportunity to appear before the Committee (in person or via telephone) in order to present his/her case. In such instances, the student shall inform the Office of the Dean, in writing, of his/her desire to appear before the Committee or his/her intent to waive this right.
If the student chooses to appear before the Committee, this prerogative extends to the involved student only and not to any other individuals. The Committee submits its recommendation to the Dean. Upon receipt of the Committee's recommendation, the Dean makes the final decision on all appeals.
The student must attend all didactic classes in which they are registered until the appeal process is complete. Students registered in a rotation course may be placed on a mandatory leave of absence until the appeal process is finalized.