Academic Standards Office

Appeal Forms

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Appeal for Reinstatement Form

Download Appeal for Reinstatement form

  • This form should be submitted by a student who has been Academically Dismissed

A student has the right to appeal a Dismissal decision. He/she may do so by submitting an appeal to the Academic Standards Committee. Appeals must be received by the appropriate deadline.

Once you have submitted an Appeal for Reinstatement Form and it has been reviewed by the Academic Standards Committee, it is important to realize that the committees' decisions are final.

Student instructions for filing an appeal:

  1. Complete all sections of the reinstatement appeal form.  Academic Standards Appeals Committee will not consider incomplete appeal applications.
  2. Academic Standards requires that appeals be e-mailed to, as a PDF or Word Document Attachment. Share Point Documents will NOT be accepted. Inability to submit the appeal by e-mail is not an acceptable reason not to meet the appeal deadline. Students with a disability that prohibits them from completing and emailing an appeal form should contact the Academic Standards office.
  3. Appeals must be received by the appropriate deadline. Late Appeals will NOT be accepted.
  4. You may submit additional sheets to provide further explanation such as: appeal recommendation form, copies of medical records, or other documentation in support of your appeal. These forms must be submitted electronically to the Academic Standards office, also by the appeal deadline.

Academic Forgiveness Form

Download Academic Forgiveness Form

  • This form should be used by students requesting Academic Forgiveness following five years of absence from formalized higher education and a minimum of 12 credits taken at UW-Whitewater

With an absence from formalized higher education for a minimum of five consecutive years prior to readmission to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, students have one opportunity to make a written appeal to invoke the Academic Forgiveness Policy. The appeal, which is made to the Academic Standards Committee, must give reasons for the student's previous poor UW-Whitewater performance, information about current educational plans, and justification for the appeal. The Committee will assess the student's record and appeal to determine the approach most educationally appropriate. The Committee will determine whether academic forgiveness is a better approach than use of the repeat policy. Factors such as time elapsed, changes in courses, course availability, course requirements, and educational objectives can be used to determine Committee action.  Additionally, the Committee will consider the student’s academic program of study, the time and units needed to complete this program of study, and minimum GPA or other requirements needed for their program of study.

The Committee requires students to complete a minimum of 12 units at UW-Whitewater in work academically acceptable to the Committee prior to the submitted appeal.  All Grades must be official prior to submitted the application, with all grades taken for conventional grade basis. If Academic Forgiveness is granted all previous UW-Whitewater grades will be excluded from the cumulative grade point average. Students are encouraged to consult with the Academic Standards Office prior to beginning the Academic Forgiveness Process.

When notified in writing by the Committee, the Registrar will mark the permanent academic record with an "Academic Forgiveness" notation and begin the computation of a new grade point average for all subsequent course work. None of the previous UW-Whitewater record will be used in the new calculation.

Exceeding 15 Units Appeal Form

Download Exceeding 15 Units Appeal Form

  • This form should be used by students on Academic Probation who would like to request to take more than 15 credits in the following semester.

University policy states that students on probation can take no more than 15 units unless they have permission from Academic Standards. To request permission to exceed the 15-credit limit, students must submit and appeal to the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee,, for approval by the appeal deadline.  Students will be notified by UW-W email of the decision. The decision of the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee is final. Please note that allowing students on probation to take more than 15 credits is rare and only approved for graduation and extenuating circumstances.  


Academic Standards
Roseman 2054
Phone: (262) 472-3333