Preparing My Appeal

What do I need to know to prepare my appeal?

The dismissal appeal form will be available beginning on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, and can be found here.  The deadline to submit a regular appeal is Thursday, May 26, 2022. The deadline to submit an expedited appeal is Friday, May 20, 2022.

What questions will I be asked on the dismissal appeal form?

Text of the dismissal form is included below. We encourage you to read through our Tips for a Successful Dismissal Appeal, also linked at the top of this page.

If you wish to appeal your dismissal decision, please respond to the following prompts thoughtfully and thoroughly. Please provide as many details about your strengths, challenges, and experiences this semester as you are able.

  • For tips on writing a more thorough and strong appeal, please click here.
  • If appropriate, include official documentation, on letterhead, verifying the academic circumstances, by the appeal deadline. Visit this page ( for more information on the types of documentation that are appropriate.
  1. Describe your academic successes and strengths this semester. What strategies did you employ that were the most effective in helping you success?
    **These might include strategies such as goal-setting, time management, note-taking, joining a study group, etc.
  2. Summarize any significant academic challenges or specific hardships that you faced this semester that prevented you from improving your academic performance.
  3. Did you meet with your advisor or an academic success advisor [previously “recovery advisor”] in your advising or student services center this past semester? If yes, when and how often (use specific dates when possible) did you meet with your advisor? What strategies and tools did you discuss implementing this semester to ensure your success?
  4. List all of the university resources that you employed this semester to help improve your academic performance. How often did you engage with each of these resources? Which were most effective in helping you succeed?
    **These might include resources, people, or things such as faculty members, office hours, mentors, the Academic Achievement Center, UConn Connects, Student Health and Wellness, the Dean of Students Office, tutoring, or many other sources of support available at UConn. Please share specific dates, when possible.
  5. What is the most important strategy or immediate steps will you take next semester to effect change, improve your academic status, and build ongoing positive strategies into your plan?
  6. If your appeal is granted and you are retained as a student at UConn, what specific supports and services do you need now to help you succeed? For example, Student Health and Wellness (SHaW), Rainbow Center, Academic Achievement Center (AAC), etc.