3. Valid reasons for an SAP appeal:
Valid reasons for an appeal include:
severe health issues
severe personal or family problems
financial or personal catastrophe
return for a second degree or certificate
Your SAP appeal may be denied if you:
have a pattern of poor performance
failed SAP probation and are appealing for a second time with a reason that
is substantially the same as for the first appeal
Example of a valid explanation statement:
Date: January 22, 2019
Name: Stew Dent
Student ID: P00111999
RE: SAP Appeal Explanation Statement
I was involved in a car accident on October 12, 2018. I was in the hospital for two weeks because of a broken leg.
Then I needed to have physical therapy every day for six weeks. This interfered with my ability to attend classes on
a regular basis. I was unable to complete the fall 2018 semester and this affected my academic progress.
What has changed:
My leg has healed and I feel confident that I am able to continue my coursework. I will also work with my adviser
and professors to repeat the classes I failed in the fall, and will use my planner to stay on track.
Attached is documentation verifying my accident and that I have contacted my adviser:
A note from my doctor showing that I was under his care during the above time, and why. The note also
shows that my doctor released me to return to school on January 1, 2019.
A copy of my hospital bill showing the dates of my stay.
A statement from my physical therapist showing my therapy schedule.
A note from my adviser confirming our meeting schedule for the spring semester.
4. How to appeal:
Your appeal must include:
1. This form with your name, Potsdam ID number, date of your appeal, AND
2. Narrative/explanation statement (see example), including your plan for the next semester(s), AND
3. Supporting documentation.
If your appeal is approved, you and your adviser will be required to complete and sign an Academic Plan-