Appeals and Dismissals
The Committees on Academic Standing
Each school has a committee on academic standing that adjudicate students’ appeals on academic matters. Each committee is composed of faculty and administrators.
Types of appeals handled by the committee:
- Retroactive Withdrawal (after the semester is over)
- Permission to Drop After the Deadline (within the semester)
- Extension to Complete Coursework
- Total Resignation
- Reinstatement (must be submitted by April 1st for Fall and November 1st for Spring)
- 3-Time Repeat of a Course
- Curricular Adjustment (substitution or waiver)
Appeals must be submitted to one of the following Committees on Academic Standing:
- Zicklin School of Business
- Weissman School of Arts & Sciences
- Marxe School of Public & International Affairs
- Joint Committee on Academic Standing Appeal (not officially in a school)
All requests should be documented with supporting evidence: medical notes, military papers, etc. The filing of an appeal does not guarantee a favorable decision; the committee weighs all the information presented by the student and arrives at a conclusion based upon the application of College rules and the appropriateness of the request. The student is informed in writing of the committee’s decision. Students do not appear before the committee.
Students who fail to meet the terms of GPA Probation or Rate of Progress Probation will be dismissed at the end of the Academic Semester. Dismissal from the College is permanent unless a written reinstatement appeal, made to one of the four Committee on Academic Standing, is successful.
If you are dismissed, you may not enroll in courses at Baruch College unless you are reinstated. You will not be allowed to attend school for at least one semester. In order to return to Baruch College, your appeal for reinstatement must be approved by one of the four Committees on Academic Standing.
Reinstatement is not guaranteed.
Upon reinstatement, you will continue to be on academic probation until you meet the cumulative GPA of 2.0.
When applying for academic reinstatement, it is important to consider the following:
- An appeal is to request an exception to the academic policy. Reinstatement is not guaranteed.
- Identify the reasons for your poor academic performance. The most convincing appeals demonstrate the student has identified the problem and addressed it.
- You are required to include supporting documentation to help your case.
The following is a list of potential supporting documents:
- Academic documentation: copies of official transcripts or explanatory letters from academic departments or instructors
- Medical documentation: doctor’s note, hospital records, letter from a mental health counselor/therapist
- Legal documentation: accident report, legal summons, court documentation, obituary or death certificate, police report
- Financial documentation: student loan or financial aid information, pay stubs, documentation of financial hardship
The deadlines for submitting the appeal form for reinstatement to the Committee on Academic Standing are as follows:
- Spring semester – November 1st
- Fall semester – April 1st