A student who fails to meet the satisfactory academic progress standards for two consecutive semesters may appeal to the Committee on Academic Standing for permission to continue for an additional semester of academic probation and for a semester of financial aid probation. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Committee on Academic Standing. The reasons a student may appeal to continue to receive financial aid include a student’s injury or illness, the death of a relative, or other special circumstance.

If the Academic Standing Committee approves the appeal, the Office of Financial Aid will notify the student that she is eligible for a financial aid probation semester. While on financial aid probation, students will be required to meet regularly with their dean and the student’s instructors will be asked to submit mid- semester reports regarding academic work. At the end of the financial aid probation period, the Committee on Academic Standing will determine if the student has met specified standards and/or regained good academic standing.