Download two forms (Appeal of Satisfactory Academic Progress and Academic Plan) from the One Stop forms page. (Note: if a student is on suspension because they have completed more than 150% of the credits needed for their program, they only need to complete the Pace Academic Plan form.)
On the Appeal of Satisfactory Academic Progress, first explain your extenuating circumstances. This is a detailed explanation of why you were not able to meet the standards of the policy. The circumstances need to be something that is out of your control and had a major impact on your academic success. Then explain your plan for success. This is a detailed explanation of what steps you will take to ensure you will meet your academic goals. Examples include: meeting with a counselor, tutoring, cutting back work hours, etc. Then attach any documentation to the appeal that supports the extenuating circumstances or steps for success. Note that appeals without documentation will rarely be approved.
Take the Academic Plan form to your academic advisor or department coordinator. Together you will discuss steps that will help you succeed. You will also go over your degree audit so you know what classes you need to graduate. Your advisor will help you figure out your class schedule for the following semester and discuss with you the requirement that each semester you are on an academic plan, you meet with an advisor before the end of the 6th week. Once you and the advisor have signed the plan, you should register for classes for the next semester.
Submit the completed appeal to the One Stop Office. Appeals are reviewed by a committee. You will be sent an email informing you of the committee’s decision. If you are approved, you will be eligible for financial aid. You must then follow the academic plan until graduation, which includes meeting with your advisor each semester before the end of the 6th week.
*Please note that having an appeal denied does not automatically remove you from the classes you registered for. To receive a 100 percent refund for a standard length class, you must withdraw by the end of the first week of classes. Our complete refund policy is located here.