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Instructions on Appeal of "Drop" Status


Your academic performance has placed you in "drop" status. You were dropped for one or more of the following reasons:

  • You were a student in good academic standing but passed fewer than half of the credits attempted this semester.

  • You were a student on academic probation this semester and

    - attained a term GPA of less than 2.0 or

    - passed fewer than 12 credits without part-time permission or

    - passed fewer than 3/4 of the credits attempted with part-time permission  

The College of Engineering Regulation that explains the drop policy can be found at

If you wish to appeal your drop status, you may do so by writing and must be filed no later than noon on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016.

Procedure for appealing "Drop" status:

1. Prepare a personal letter of appeal, no more than one, single-spaced page with one-inch margins and 12 point font. This letter should include:

a. Name, campus ID number and email address.
b. Your department or "EGR" if you are not yet in a department.
c. Brief explanation of the academic difficulties that you faced.
d. Brief explanation of the extenuating circumstances you believe should be considered.
e. Brief statement explaining why you desire to continue.
f.  Brief outline of how you plan to address the issues that contributed to your poor academic performance.

2. Attach documentation supporting your extenuating circumstances.

3. Email your letter to:   


Fax it to: 608-262-6400

4. You will receive an e-mail confirming your letter has been received.  If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within 1 business days of sending your letter, please contact our office by calling 608-262-2473 during normal business hours or email: