Students academically suspended at the end of the Spring term can appeal their suspension within 10 days of suspension notification. 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 an Academic Advisor in the Highlander Success Center to complete an Academic Recovery Plan that outlines specific requirements and available resources designed to improve academic performance. HSC advising appointments are scheduled in the Starfish system, which can be found in OneCampus. Instructions on making an appointment can be found here.
If you would like to appeal your suspension and discuss your academic options, please use the Starfish system to schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Highlander Success Center (HSC) now. Meeting with an advisor is essential to preparing a sound appeal and planning for future academic success. During your advising appointment, you and the advisor will complete and sign the Academic Recovery Plan. To submit an appeal, you will also need to provide a narrative explaining your grounds for appeal, including any supporting documentation. All these documents must be emailed to the Suspension Appeals Committee (email@example.com) by the Deadline of 11:59pm on Friday, May 19th, 2023. If you submit your completed appeal by 11:59 pm on Sunday, May 14th, you will be notified of the Suspension Appeals Committee’s decision by Tuesday, May 16th, which will allow you to make Maymester, Summer I, and Summer III schedule adjustments, based upon that decision.
This is the only time in which students will be permitted to submit a suspension appeal. Appeals denied in May, however, may be reconsidered in August if the student takes summer courses and shows significant academic progress in them.
If you do not have an assigned HSC advisor (found at the top of your DegreeAudit) then please use the chart below to determine which advisor you need to schedule your appointment with in Starfish.
If you need help scheduling an advising appointment or have questions, please reach out to the HSC by phone (540-831-2139) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). The HSC is physically located on the 3rd floor of Young Hall (Radford Main) and on the 5th floor at RUC (Roanoke).
Advisors are here to help and want to meet with you!
|College||HSC Advising Coordinator|
|Artis College of Science and Technology||Courtney Swanson|
|College of Education and Human Development||Quiana Mizell|
|College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences||Kristina Contreras|
|College of Visual and Performing Arts||Donna Oliver|
|Davis College of Business and Economics||Emily Paisley|
|School of Nursing||Stephanie Slover|
|Waldron College of Health and Human Services||Stephanie Slover|