Preparing My Appeal

What do I need to know to prepare my appeal?

  • The dismissal appeal form will be available beginning on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 (once email notifications are sent to students regarding their academic standings) and can be found here.  The deadline to submit an expedited international student appeal is Friday, May 17, 2024 at 11:59 p.m., and the deadline to submit a regular appeal is Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. (late appeals are NOT accepted)
  • Review the UConn Dismissal Process and Appeal Guidance and Resources page for important information about the process.

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

Text of the dismissal form is included below. We encourage you to prepare a draft of your appeal and obtain any necessary documentation prior to Tuesday, May 14, 2024, so that you are best prepared in case you should become subject to dismissal and are notified on that date. Please carefully read through our Tips for a Successful Dismissal Appeal.

How do I submit my appeal? 

Use the following link to submit your academic dismissal appeal: Academic Dismissal Appeal Form

Note the following before submitting your appeal: 

  1. Use a computer (laptop, desktop) to ensure that your appeal is received. We do not recommend using a cell phone as the submission may not be successful.
  2. Students will not be able to submit an appeal until they have been officially notified that they are subject to dismissal. Students will be notified of their updated academic standings on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

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. 
  1. Describe your academic successes and strengths this semester. What strategies did you employ that were the most effective in helping your 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 complete your Academic Success plan and meet with your academic success advisor (previously recovery advisor) in your advising or student services center this semester? Y/N
  4. 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?
  5. 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 (Storrs, Hartford, Waterbvry), UConn Connects (Storrs, Hartford, Waterbury), Student Health and Wellness (SHaW), the Dean of Students Office, tutoring, or many other sources of support available at UConn. Please share specific dates, when possible.
  6. 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?
  7. 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, UConn Connects (Storrs, Hartford, Waterbyry), Student Health and Wellness (SHaW), Dean of Students Office, Rainbow Center (Storrs), Academic Achievement Center (Storrs, Hartford, Waterbury), etc.