How to Complete and Submit Your SAP Suspension Appeal Form
Instructions on how to complete your Satisfactory Academic Progress Suspension Appeal Form
If you need to upload additional documents, please use the Document Upload eForm.
- Step 1
Have all the following required documents ready to upload in .pdf format before you begin working on your eForm. If you don’t attach all of the required documents to your eForm, or if you upload them in a format that we aren’t able to view, you appeal will be denied. Here is what you will need:
- Personal Statement (see below for instructions on what you must include)
- Documentation to support your personal statement (see below for a list of appropriate and acceptable documentation)
- A signed letter of support from family/friend that includes details on how they will support your efforts to achieve satisfactory academic progress.
- Once your completed appeal has been received, you will be scheduled to meet with a counselor to complete an Academic Success Plan (ASP).
Save these documents to a location that you can access easily when you are working on your eForm. You can scan and email documents in .pdf format to yourself from any copy machine on campus.
- Step 2
Once you have all of your documents ready, submit your SAP suspension appeal eForm by doing the following:
- Go to Satisfactory Academic Progress help page- insert hyperlink
- Click on how to submit an appeal
- Click on SAP Appeal eForm
- Fill out the student information section
- Check on type the appeal on the Appeal & Documentation Information section
- Check the reason(s) of the appeal (i.e. personal, physical health or mental health issue). Once you click on the reason, add your .pdf documents.
- Fill out Support System Information section. Add a signed letter of support (see below for additional information). Fill out information in the resources box.
- Review Re-enrollment Requirements and check all the boxes to indicated all required documents are submitted.
- Click on the check box of your Electronic Signature.
- Click Submit Form on the bottom of the form. You will receive an automated notification of appeal submission.
How to Write Your Appeal Personal Statement
Please type and attach your personal statement
Paragraph 1: Introduce yourself, your major or education plan and explain the circumstances that lead to your suspension.
Paragraph 2: Detail the events of the first term of warning and why you did not achieve a 2.0 GPA and/or a 67% completion rate.
- State the term (example fall 2009) and why you did not successfully complete your courses
- Explain the documentation you attached to your appeal to support your statement.
- Explain in detail how you plan to prevent this for occurring again.
Paragraph 3: Detail the events of the term of suspension (example spring 2010) and why you did not achieve a 2.0 GPA and/or 67% completion rate.
- State the term and why you did not successfully complete your courses
- Explain the documentation have you included to support your statement
- Explain using details of how you plan to prevent this from occurring again
If applicable, provide additional paragraphs for additional terms suspended.
Closing Paragraph: Discuss your plan to ensure success in future terms if your appeal is approved (i.e. reduced credit load, fewer work hours, use academic support center or other support service, etc.)
Situations and documentation
|I am appealing based on:||Documentation required and attached:|
|Personal, physical or mental health issue||Health providers statement on official letterhead|
|Death of a family member/close friend||Death certificate or obituary|
|Military call up for active duty||Copy of official military orders|
|Family/relationship crisis||Court or legal documentation|
|Childcare||Documentation from childcare provider|
|Disability||Letter of support from disability services office on campus|
|Natural disaster, including flood, fire, tornado etc.||Copy of insurance claim and/or media report|
|Job Insecurity||Unemployment verification or termination letter, or letter from an employer|
|Housing insecurity||Eviction notice, letter from a shelter, social worker|
|I have been out of college a period of time and did not take it seriously while I was enrolled||Letter of support from someone that confirms your commitment to your educational goals and why school is a good option for you at this time|
|First generation college student||Letter from someone explaining you are the first person in your family to go to college|
|No career goal or major||Career assessments or information on how you chose your major|
|Other||Include documentation that supports any extenuating circumstances you outlined in your your personal statement|
Letter of support from family/friend
The writer of the letter should state their name and relationship to you. They must explain:
- How they have seen you change your circumstances and for you to have academic success
- How they will help you with your plan to prevent the circumstances that led your unsatisfactory academic progress?
Your appeal will be reviewed by the Director of Financial Aid. Please note it can take up to 30 days for you to get your results. You will be notified, in writing via email, as to the results. If your appeal is not approved, you will have the opportunity to have a committee review your appeal if you would like another opportunity to prove how your situation has changed.