Loyola University Chicago

Catalog

Academic Appeals

The University’s commitment to the care of the individual person is the foundation for an appeals process that affords students the opportunity to have a review of circumstances that impact their academic standing or progress at the University.

Appeal for a Change in Academic Record

A student’s appeal to change an academic record (e.g., withdrawal date) must be submitted using the Appeal for Change of Academic Record form to describe mitigating circumstances as to why the academic record should be changed. An appeal to change an academic record must be submitted within one calendar year after the last day of the academic term in question.

Appeal of Final Grade

Students who wish to contest a final course grade may initiate the academic grievance procedure http://luc.edu/academics/catalog/undergrad/reg_academicgrievance.shtml

Appeal a Finding of Academic Misconduct

Students who wish to contest a finding of academic misconduct may review the academic integrity policy https://www.luc.edu/academics/catalog/undergrad/reg_academicintegrity.shtml

Appeal for a Decision Related to Transfer Credit

Students requesting review of their transfer credit decision communicated by the Office of Registration and Records may do so by submitting a formal written letter of appeal to the Office of Registration and Records, Associate Registrar at transfer-credit@luc.edu. This appeal is the student’s opportunity to explain reasons why the transfer credit should be reconsidered. A syllabus must be provided to support the student’s position. No appeal will be considered until all final, official transcripts are received by the Office of Registration and Records.

Students will be notified of the outcome of their appeal of transfer credit articulation decision by the Office of Registration and Records within 30 calendar days. All appeal decisions made by the Office of Registration and Records are final.

Appeal of Dismissal for Poor Scholarship

Students dismissed due to poor scholarship may appeal their dismissal by submitting the Appeal of Dismissal for Poor Scholarship form to their academic Dean’s Office. Students enrolled in more than one school may only submit one appeal to the Dean’s office of their choosing from which they were dismissed. This form is the student’s opportunity to explain any mitigating circumstances as to why the student’s dismissal should be reconsidered. Documentation must be provided to support the student’s position.

A dismissal will be overturned only when a student is able to produce specific documentation that proves University error or extraordinary circumstances beyond the student’s control that warrant an exception to University academic policies.

The appeal must be made within two weeks (14 calendar days) of the date of email notification of academic dismissal. The academic Dean’s office may determine that a student meeting is required after the appeal is submitted. Appeal decisions will be made within 30 calendar days of the receipt of the appeal.

A student may request an appeal decision made by an Assistant or Associate Dean to be considered by the Dean. Appeal decisions made by the Dean are final.