Guidelines for Student Appeals

University of Georgia students have the right to appeal academic decisions.

Usually the appeal goes first to the unit responsible for the decision (for example, grades to the faculty members who assigned the grades; department requirements to the department; college or school requirements to the school; university requirements to the Educational Affairs Committee).

An unfavorable ruling at one level can be appealed to the successive levels (viz., a faculty decision can be appealed to the department; a department ruling can be appealed to the college in which the instructional unit is located; a college-level ruling can be appealed to the Educational Affairs Committee; the Educational Affairs Committee ruling can be appealed to the President of the University; and, except for grade appeals, the President's ruling can be appealed to the Board of Regents).

All grade appeals must be initiated within one calendar year from the end of the term in which the grade was recorded.

Initial Level for Academic Petitions*

Subject of Petition First Level of Contact
Academic dismissal** Franklin College Director of Student Academic Services
Academic renewal Educational Affairs Committee
Course deletion - Current semester Franklin College Director of Student Academic Services
Course deletion - Previous semesters Educational Affairs Committee
Course substitutions for major requirements Departmental Advisor
Appeals or course substitutions for Franklin College requirements Academic Standards Committee
Transfer Course substitutions for core requirements The College that houses the discipline
UGA course substitutions for core requirements Not allowed
UGA requirements (except Cultural Diversity) Educational Affairs Committee
Cultural Diversity Academic Standards Committee
Extension of an Incomplete Educational Affairs Committee
Grade appeals Instructor
Residency requirement Educational Affairs Committee
Waiver of foreign language requirement for non-citizens Franklin College Director of Student Academic Services
Withdrawal after midpoint Student Care and Outreach

* Unfavorable rulings may usually be appealed to higher levels of academic administration.

** Second Dismissal students should begin the discussion of their dismissal with the Dean's Office, but the petition is ultimately presented to Educational Affairs committee.

 

For more information contact:

Dr. Diane Miller
Director of Student Academic Services
Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
164 Psychology Building
706-542-0035

 

Academic Standards Committee

Candee Bradbury
Office of Student Academic Services
Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
164 Psychology Building
706-542-0035

Guidelines for Petitions to the Academic Standards Committee

 

Educational Affairs Committee

Debbie Bell
706-542-4336

Guidelines for Petitions to the Educational Affairs Committee

 

Additional details on appeals of academic matters, including special provisions for appeals in academic dishonesty cases, can be obtained from the Office of the Vice President for Instruction.

 

updated 4.12.2017 askfranklin@uga.edu