Academic Appeals

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to helping each student reach his or her full academic potential. In rare and extenuating circumstances, students in the General College and College of Arts and Sciences may appeal to the Academic Advising Program for exception or variance from certain established policies and procedures. Submitting an appeal provides no guarantee of approval.

deadlines and notes

Please see the Undergraduate Bulletin Policy on Awarding of Undergraduate and Transcript Notations “related policies” regarding time limits to changes affecting transcripts
Standard appeals are due by noon on Fridays to be heard the following week. Appeals are not heard the last week in December and the week of July 4.
Appeals affecting fall eligibility and enrollment are due on August 5 (or the first business day following if this date is a weekend).
Appeals affecting spring eligibility and enrollment are due on December 27 (tentative).
Students submitting an appeal that affects academic eligibility who are/were not enrolled on campus in the current or previous fall/spring semester must also apply for readmission by the readmission deadline in the event their appeal is approved.

Appeal types and processes

Course Drop and Withdrawal Appeals – appeals for course drops and withdrawals from current and past semesters
Probation Appeal – an appeal for probation from students who do not meet the automatic criteria
Grade Appeal – a request to change a course grade based on arithmetic or clerical error, arbitrariness, discrimination, harassment, or personal malice
Additional Semester Appeal – a request for a one semester extension of the eight semester limit on undergraduate study Deadline for fall term:  Friday, March 21 @ 5:00 PM
Nontraditional Readmission Appeal – an appeal for readmission from students out five or more years who are not close to meeting current eligibility standards