Suspension Appeals

Fall 2022 final grades will be officially posted on Monday, December 12, 2022. Per policy, the University will place new students with an overall grade point average of less than 1.00 on academic suspension. Academic suspension means that students who have not maintained the minimum grade point average requirements cannot take classes or live in University Housing at Radford in Spring 2023. The University will send official notifications regarding academic standing to students’ Radford email addresses.

Appealing Academic Suspension

Students who want to appeal their academic suspension should understand that the University does not automatically grant suspension appeals. Generally, the University approves suspension appeals only when the student can sufficiently demonstrate that factors outside their control affected their academic performance and/or the student has demonstrated significant academic progress since falling below the suspension threshold.

Recovering from academic difficulties requires in-depth academic planning and concrete strategies. Therefore, students submitting a suspension appeal must meet with their academic advisors to complete an Academic Recovery Plan that outlines specific and mandatory activities designed to improve academic performance.

Academic advisors can discuss all academic options available to students on academic suspension, and their discussions with students are essential to preparing a sound appeal and future academic success. Students can reach their academic advisors by contacting them at the Highlander Success Center. The Center is physically located on the 3rd floor of Young Hall (Radford Main) and the fifth floor at RUC.  You may also reach out by phone (540-831-2139) or email ( to schedule an appointment. Note that the University will be closed for the winter break beginning December 23, 2022, and will not reopen until 8:00 a.m., January 3, 2023. Please plan accordingly to speak with your advisor.

The Suspension Appeals (completed Academic Recovery Plan, narrative explaining grounds for appeal, and any supporting documentation) may be submitted by email to the Suspension Appeals Committee ( between Tuesday, December 13, 2022, and Monday, January 3, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.