Office of the Registrar - Division of Academic
Affairs
Academic Standing Appeals Committee
ChangingagradefromWU,F,FIN,orUtoaWduetoqualifyingcircumstancesareappropriate(Other
requestsforgradechangesmustfirstbemadetotheinstructorofthecourse(s)andthentotheAcademic
DepartmentChairpersonbeforefilinganappeal).
Requesttohaveyourtuitionliabilitywaived.*Orrequestbothwhenyouareaskingforachangeofgrade
andatuitionliabilitywaiver.
RequesttobereinstatedtothecollegefromSuspension/Dismissal.
WhenistheDeadlinetofileanAcademicAppeal?
TheDeadlinetosubmitanappealisONEsemesterafteryoureceivedthegradeyouareappealing.
Example:IfyouareappealingagradefromtheSpring2016semester,yourdeadlinewouldbetheendofthe
Fall2016semester.
However,ifyouhavenotbeeninattendancesincethegradeyouareappealingwasposted,youmayappealthe
gradeduringthesemesterofyourreturn.
Example:IfyouareappealingagradefromtheSpring2016semester,takealeave,andreturninSpring
2018,youmayproceedwiththeappeal.
Academic Appeal Instructions
WhyshouldIFileanAcademicAppeal?
Therearetimeswhencircumstancesinlifeaffectyouracademicprogress.Perhapstherehavebeenchangesin
healthforyouorafamilymemberorachangeinaworkschedule,orothereventsthathavedirectlyimpacted
onyourattendanceorgrades.Whenthosesituationsarise,theAcademicAppealsProcessisinplaceforyou.It
givesyouthechancetorequestthatanexceptionbemadetoanacademicpolicyorprocedureatLaGuardia.
YoumayfileanappealtoasktheAcademicAppealscommitteetoapprovethefollowingchanges:
HowDoIFileanAcademicAppeal?
Follow Steps 1 through 4.
1. FillouttheAcademicAppealForm online.
2. WritetheAcademicAppealStatement.
When the Academic Appeals Committee meets to review your reasons for requesting an appeal, you will
not be there to explain your situation. So it is very important that you write a statement to explain your
reasons for asking for an appeal so that the committee members can understand your circumstances. It
would be helpful to ask yourself the following questions and answer them in your appeals statement.
The statement should explain the circumstances that justify/support the appeal.
What are you requesting?
When did it happen?
What happened to create the situation?
How did it impact your academic progress?
What prevented you from withdrawing from
classes by the last day to withdraw?
3. ProvidetheCommitteewithAuthenticDocumentation
Itisveryimportanttoprovidedateddocumentationtothecommitteethatsupportsthecircumstancesyou
describeintheappeal.Askyourselfthefollowingquestionsaboutyourdocumentation:
No
No
Doesthedocumentationconfirmyourstatement?
Isitontheorganization’sorcompany’sletterhead?
Dothedatesmatchthesemesteryouareappealing?
Doesitclearlyaddresstheissuesinyourstatement?
Academic
Herearesomeexamplesofappropriatedocumentation:
Other
Hospital record
Doctor’snote
Death certificate
Letter from funeral director
Birth certificate
Letter from therapist/
social Worker
Time card
Letter
from employer
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Health
Wo
rk
Court Record
Police Report
Passport/VISA/Plane tickets
Letter from agency
Letter from clergy
Your advisor will review all of the materials and make recommendations to ensure that your appeal is complete
and to assist you with providing further information if needed. Your advisor will email you and submit it to the
Academic Appeals Committee.
After Submitting the Appeal
Appeals take 4 to 6 weeks to process. You will be notified by mail of the results. If you have not heard back by
this time, please call (718) 482-6070 or e-mail the Registrar’s Office at Registrar@lagcc.cuny.edu. The
Committee’s decision is final.
Did You Know?
If these extenuating circumstances caused you to lose your financial aid due to unsatisfactory academic
progress, you may also be eligible for a Financial Aid Appeal. Please refer to Student Financial Services at
Financialaid@lagcc.cuny.edu, for more details.
Advisement form
Registration printout
College printed material
Letter from instructor,
counselor, or staff
Office of the Registrar - Division of Academic
Affairs
Academic Standing Appeals Committee
4. MeetwithYourAdvisor
Meet with an advisor from Student Advising Services or your program, if you are a member of College
Discovery or ASAP, to discuss whether the appeal process would benefit you, your reason(s) for filing, and
the supporting documentation that you must attach.
To meet your advisor, log onto the LaGuardia web site, click on “MY LAGUARDIA,” then select the option,
"Students." Proceed by following the login instructions, this will get you to your advisor.
Be sure to show all three documents:
The Academic Appeal Form.
A copy of your statement on a separate sheet of paper or on a flash drive.
Supporting documentation. (If this is not a file, upload a scan or photograph)
P
lease print clearly
CUNYfirst EMPL ID#
Last Name First Name
Middle Initial Name while in Attendance (if different)
Apt City State Zip Code
E-mail address:
RO-013/Revised: TL-06/23//2020
Current Mailing Address:
Street
Phone #:
Appeal Category: Academic Appeal Financial Liability Appeal Both
Ty
pe/Requested:
Reinstatement from Suspension/Dismissal for
: Fall Spring
Session
: I II Year: 20
Date dismissed/suspended
:
Change of Grade for:
II Year: 20
Waiver of Financial Liability for Semester
: Fall Spring
Session
: I
Other: Specify
:
Reason(s) for Appeal:
Illness Work
Family obligations
Technical (Registration system problem, etc.)
Other:
Retain a copy of this Appeal form and supporting documents for your records
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Course
Semester/Session/Year
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Academic Appeal Form
Supporting Documents:
Date Received: ____________
Attendance Roster(s) ______________________
CUNYfirst Screens(Student Service Center)
CUNYfirst Screens(Enrollment Request Search)
Transcripts
Other(s)
Other
Other college source(s) __________________________________________________
Appeals Status
Approved
Denied
Tabled *deadline: ____________
Approved Denied
Processed by:
Date:
Note(s):
Committee Meeting date:
Signature:
Letter sent:
Signature:
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it
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Meeting date:
Letter sent:
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Academic Appeal Form
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Fi
nal Determination:
Note(s):
Registrar’s Office use only:
Note(s):
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Student Statement:
Explain your request as factually as possible. Please, include: your actions, reasons,
dierctions given to you by LaGuardia faculty/staff, etc. Check off, list or describe and attach all supporting
documents. Please, print clearly or type. Co
ntinue on back of page or attach additional sheet(s) if needed.
Common Supporting Documents (Check off all attached)
Academic
Advisement form
Registration printout
College printed material
Letter from instructor,
counselor or staff
Health
Hospital record
Doctor’s note
Death certificate
L
etter
from
Funeral
director
Birth certificate
Letter from therapist or
social worker
Work
Time card
Letter from employer
Other
Court records
Police report
Passport/visa
Plane tickets
Letter from Agency
Letter from religious
Clergy
Additional documents provided (Please describe/list):
1. Please see attached.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
By signing below you are certifying that the information you have provided is true and accurate to the
best of your knowledge.

Student’s Signature:
Date:
Advisor’s Signature:
Date:
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