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Extraordinary Circumstances

The following list of extenuating circumstance can be taken into consideration for an academic appeal.

Serious illness or injury to student or immediate family member (parent, spouse, sibling, and child) that required extended recovery time. 
A detailed explanation along with a physician's statement of the medical circumstances including the date of occurrence, duration, and how it negatively affected your coursework is required. If the student is caretaker for an immediate family member, the physician's statement should name the student as such.

Unforeseen emergency/natural disasterthat prevents you from completing the course(s). 
Provide a detailed explanation regarding the specific circumstances of your situation. Please be sure to include dates and what you have done to overcome this condition. Supporting documentation from a third party (physician, social worker, psychiatrist, police, etc.) also must be attached.  

Death in the student's immediate family (parent, spouse, sibling, and child). 
Documentation must include copy of the obituary, notice of the funeral, or death certificate and documentation showing the relationship to the student.

Non-voluntary military activation (activated within the same semester). 
Documentation must include military activation papers with date of activation. Scheduled mandatory training or voluntary enlistment does not meet the criteria for an appeal.

Other extraordinary  circumstance that prevents you from completing the course(s). 
In rare situations, you can appeal using the reason of other extraordinary circumstance. A detailed explanation of the circumstances and how they negatively impact your academic progress is required. Official support documentation substantiating your circumstances must be provided. Support documentation supporting that your circumstances have been either been resolved or are being managed will also be required.

For more information, email Appeals at the Question & Answer Center at If you're a current student, please email from your student email account, make sure you include your name, student ID number and any associated information in your email. This will insure you get a response in a timely manner. 

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Last updated: 2018-08-22T14:37:42.602Z