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University of Iowa

Appealing a Dismissal from University College

Students who are dismissed from University College due to academic performance may appeal to the Academic Standards Committee for revocation of the academic dismissal immediately after the dismissal is imposed.   These requests are considered only in January and June.  Students must observe strict deadlines for petitioning: 4:30 p.m. Central Time on the second day of classes for a January dismissal and 4:30 p.m. Central Time June 15 for a May dismissal.  Please visit the University College Academic Policies Manual for more details.


Requesting a Retroactive Withdrawal from a previous session

Students who are requesting a late or retroactive withdrawal from an academic session will submit an appeal to the University College Academic Standards Committee.

Late or retroactive withdrawal from an academic semester, winter, or summer session must be substantiated by medical or personal circumstances.  Please visit the University College Academic Policies Manual for more details.


Submitting an Appeal to the University College Academic Standards Committee

Students who wish to submit an appeal send their request in writing and do not appear before the Academic Standards Committee.  The decisions of the committee are final.

Appeals should be addressed to the Academic Standards Committee and must include:

  • Requested outcome of the appeal;
  • Justification (explain why you did not make your request by the published deadline);
  • Documentation.

Requests and supporting documentation may be emailed uc-asc@uiowa.eduPlease visit the University College Academic Policies Manual for more details.


Tuition Appeals for Extenuating Circumstances

Students may appeal assessed tuition by submitting a written appeal to the Office of the Registrar. Only tuition assessments for the current academic year beginning in the fall session, or the two previous academic years beginning in the fall session, may be appealed.

Office of the Registrar Tuition Appeal Form


Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is defined as the successful completion of course work toward an eligible certificate or degree.  Federal regulations require the University of Iowa Office of Student Financial Aid to monitor the academic progress of students receiving financial aid. 

All questions concerning Financial Aid and the SAP Appeal form should be directed to the UI Office of Financial Aid.