Student Appeals

The Student Appeals Office provides equitable and orderly processes by which to request reconsideration of an academic or adminsitrative decision.

What is an appeal? A petition to change a decision rendered about an academic, administrative, or financial matter. The basis for a student’s appeal may be either that the judgment was unfair in the view of the student or that the college's policies were applied incorrectly in the view of the student.

A student may appeal the college decision on the grounds that:

  1. Fair consideration was not provided to the student,
  2. New and significant information has become available
  3. Technical error or extenuating circumstances (e.g., severe medical problems or family crisis)

Are you a student trying to appeal...?

  • your Federal Financial Aid (Title IV Financial Aid Appeal), TAP, Excelsior Scholarship?
    • To re-establish your federal aid eligibility, you must submit a Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal. Students who have extraordinary circumstances that prevented them from meeting the minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards can submit an appeal by the deadlines provided in their email notifications.
    • To re-establish your New York State aid eligibility you must submit a Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Waiver.  TAP appeal is an option available to students who fail to maintain academic progress and program pursuit of state aid.
    • Students can submit an Excelsior scholarship appeal to NYS Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) if they; took a break in attendance, did not meet the credit requirements; did not meet the income requirement 
  • ​a failing grade (F, FIN, R, U, or WU) you received in a past course(s)?
    • Grade appeals: Students have the right to appeal a grade when they believe that the grade was based on factors other than the student's academic performance in the course. 
  • return to school after being academically dismissed or on Academic Probation and do not meet the pace of progression)?
    • An Academic Appeal is for a student who wants to return to school the semester immediately following the one where they are academically dismissed. 
    • Re-Admission Appeal is for a student who is out of school for at least 1 semester and wants to return.
  • appeal tuition charges, as you had/have to drop/withdraw from courses due to unexpected circumstances (Admin Appeal)?
    • Administrative Appeals are available for students who were unable to finish the semester due to extenuating circumstances beyond their control.

Students are responsible for reviewing and abiding by the college's policies and procedures. Students are responsible for their academic choices and for meeting the standards of academic performance established for each study or course in which they enroll.

  • Approval of an Appeal is not guaranteed.
  • Submission of an appeal does not guarantee reinstatement.
  • Presenting false or intentionally misleading information in the Appeal may result in immediate Dismissal of the Appeal and/or judicial charges.