Academic Dismissal Appeal Procedure

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If you are on on academic probation and fail to attain a cumulative GPA in NIU courses of at least 2.00 you will become a candidate for academic dismissal from the university. Also, if you are failing all of the courses for which you are registered for in a single semester (including summer session) you will become a candidate for academic dismissal from the university. For information on academic probation and warning, please refer to the academic regulations section on the NIU Undergraduate Catalog.

If you have beenbeen academically dismissed, the Academic Advising Center (AAC) provides you the opportunity to appeal that decision in an effort to ensure fairness and consideration of all factors leading to the dismissal from the university. Please be aware that there is no guarantee that an appeal of dismissal will be approved.

If you wish to appeal, please submit a Dismissal Appeal form online. You will need to login with your Z-ID and password to access this form.

Dismissal Appeal Requirements

  • Clear explanation of extenuating circumstances
  • Realistic academic plan
  • Identification of campus resources you will utilize
  • Specific class schedule you would ideally enroll in if able to return for the next term

Deadlines

Semester Dismissed Deadline Date
Fall Wednesday before subsequent spring classes begin
Spring Wednesday before subsequent summer or fall classes begin; dependent on intended enrollment term
Summer Wednesday before subsequent fall classes begin.