Appeals Process: Undergraduate And Initial Teacher Preparation Programs

(including all bachelor’s degrees, M.A.T. programs, M.Ed. in Communication Disorders, and initial teacher certification programs)

 
Admission to Teacher Education, Acceptance for Student Teaching, or Program Dismissal

Appeals process is initiated by completing the Dean Appeal Form and presenting it to the Dean who may remand the appeal to the Undergraduate and Initial Preparation Appeals Committee for recommendation. If the matter is not resolved, the appeal can then proceed to the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

 

Grade Appeal

The appeals process is initiated by first informally discussing the issue with the instructor responsible for the grade assigned. If the matter is not resolved, the student should complete a VSU Grade Appeal Form and present it to the instructor. If the matter is not resolved, the appeal shall continue as follows (see Grade Appeal Form):

  • Instructor’s Department Head
  • Dean of the College—Appeals are remanded to the Undergraduate and Initial Preparation Appeals Committee for recommendation

NOTE: All grade appeals must be initiated within 30 working days after the registrar’s office has posted final grades.



Graduate School Dismissal

(for M.A.T. programs and M.Ed. in Communication Disorders only)

The appeals process is initiated by completing Graduate School Dismissal Appeal Form and presenting it to your program’s Department Head, along with a letter describing the circumstances of your appeal. The appeals process is then required to proceed to the  Dean of the College and Graduate Dean of the Graduate School (see appeal form). Please refer to the Graduate School’s policy for appealing your dismissal.

 

Graduate School Admissions
(for M.A.T. programs and M.Ed. in Communication Disorders only)

The appeals process is initiated by completing Graduate School Admission Denial Appeal Form and presenting it to your program’s Department Head, along with a letter describing the circumstances of your appeal. The appeals process is then required to proceed to the  Dean of the College and Graduate Dean of the Graduate School (see appeal form). Please refer to the Graduate School’s policy for appealing your admissions denial.



Other Matters

(may include but are not limited to faculty member concerns, advisement, unavailable/closed courses, course conflicts, field placement assignments, COEHS Concern forms, etc.)

Appeals for most other concerns are initiated by first discussing the matter with the appropriate staff member. If the matter is not resolved, the student should complete a COEHS Appeal Form and present it to the appropriate staff member. Additional appeals shall continue as follows:

  • Appropriate Department Head
  • Dean of the College—depending on the nature of the concern, some appeals may be remanded to the Undergraduate and Initial Preparation Appeals Committee for recommendation
  • Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs