Academic Suspension Appeal Process
If you wish to appeal your academic suspension, immediate action is required on your part. A written petition addressed to the EDC must be received in the Registrar’s Office no later than June 18, 2021. Please read the following information carefully.
Sometimes unique circumstances contribute to unsatisfactory academic performance. The goal of your appeal is to give the committee better insight into your specific situation. The EDC is interested and open to hearing your perspective on the semester in as much or as little detail as you choose to offer. This process does not grant automatic readmission. It merely brings your case back to the Committee for reconsideration with additional information.
Your petition should acknowledge the following:
- what steps you took to help yourself succeed during the past semester
- what behaviors you engaged in that negatively impacted your academic success
- what demonstrable steps you are taking and will take to change these behaviors
- what specific academic goals you have set for yourself and how you plan to achieve them.
Any extenuating circumstances you believe adversely affected your academic performance last semester should also be addressed. As a part of your appeals process, the committee will seek input from advisors and academic support services regarding your academic efforts during the past semester.
Appeal petitions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible and no later than the deadline. If you do not have access to email, you can fax the petition to 610-921-7258 or mail it to:
PO Box 15234
Reading, PA 19612-5234
Again, appeals must be received by June 18, 2021.
The EDC will review your appeal by June 28 and will either grant, reject, or continue it. If it is granted, you will be readmitted on probationary status with conditions. If no appeal is received or if your appeal is denied, you will be academically suspended from the College and any registration for next semester will be canceled. In this case, you may seek readmission at a later time if desired, after demonstrating your readiness to undertake serious academic work. Please see the Returning after Academic Suspension webpage for details about returning to Albright College after academic suspension. If your appeal is continued, you will be required to appear in person to present your reasons why the suspension should be reversed. You will receive an email with the outcome by June 29.