Why Students Need to File Appeals

  • Balancing academics and life outside the classroom can be challenging, and unexpected situations can happen at any point in your college career.  
  • For the situations listed below, you can submit an appeal to the Course and Standing Committee.  If your appeal is approved, it can help improve your record and put you back on track for academic success.  Appeals can be filed to request: 
    • Conversion of WU or FIN grades to official withdrawals
    • Readmission to CSI after being dismissed for academic reasons
    • Reinstatement of Title IV aid (such as the Pell Grant, Direct Loans, Federal Work Study, Perkins Loan, and other supplemental grants) that was lost due to not meeting the satisfactory academic progress standards set by the federal government
    • Reinstatement of New York State aid (such as the Tuition Assistance Program, Aid for Part-Time Study, and other state-supported grant programs) that was lost due to not meeting the satisfactory academic progress standards set by the state government

 

Please keep the following in mind…

  • All decisions made by the Course and Standing Committee are final.
  • Your appeal packet speaks for you, so follow all directions. Incomplete appeal submissions will be automatically denied.
  • Appeals submitted after the priority deadline dates will be reviewed at the Committee’s discretion.
  • You will normally receive notification of the appeal decision via email to your College-assigned CIX account.  Please contact the Help Desk in Building 2A-Room 306D if you need to reactivate your account.
  • Make sure to follow any special directions provided as part of the decision notification.
  • Click here for other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

 

  • WU grades (for excessive absence) and FIN grades (for not handing in coursework to resolve an INComplete) can be appealed through the Course and Standing Committee.
  • Students may submit these appeals at any time prior to graduating with their bachelor’s degree.
  • If the appeal is approved, the WU/FIN is converted to an official withdrawal (W), which increases both the term GPA and the overall (cumulative) GPA.

 

  • Submit all of the following materials to the Center for Advising and Academic Success (CAAS, Building 1A-Room 101):
  1. Checklist
  2. Course and Standing petition form with “Grade Change” checked off: be sure to list each course being appealed
  3. The properly verified and signed “Instructor Grade Change Release Form” completed for each class being appealed: please see Enrollment Services (Building 2A-Room 106) or CAAS if you need help with completing the release form
  4. Personal statement (typewritten)
  5. Photocopies of supporting documentation (originals will not be returned)

Readmission Appeal Process*

*Graduate students should refer to the catalog at http://csicuny.smartcatalogiq.com/current/Graduate-Catalog/Academic-Standards-and-Policies/Grade-Appeals

Submit all of the following materials to the Center for Advising and Academic Success (CAAS, Building 1A-Room 101):

  • Checklist
  • Course and Standing petition form with “Readmission” checked off 
  • Personal statement (typewritten) which includes an explanation of what caused or contributed to your academic difficulties, the steps you’ve taken to resolve the issues, and your plan for moving forward with achieving your academic goals
  • Photocopies of supporting documentation (originals will not be returned)
  • Official transcripts for any college coursework completed after leaving CSI

Please note: If you received WU or FIN grades at CSI prior to your academic dismissal, you should also submit the properly verified and signed Instructor's Grade Change Release Form completed for each of those classes.  This should be done as part of your readmission appeal packet: please see Enrollment Services (Building 2A-Room 106) or CAAS if you need help with completing the release forms.

 

 

  • Submit all of the following materials in-person to Enrollment Services (Building 2A-Room 106) or by US Mail to the address provided on the petition form:
  • Checklist
  • Title IV petition form
  • Personal statement (typewritten) which includes an explanation of what caused or contributed to your academic difficulties, the steps you’ve taken to resolve the issues, and your plan for moving forward with achieving your academic goals
  • Photocopies of supporting documentation (originals will not be returned)

Important: It is possible for students to be granted this appeal for more than one academic year, as long as they show continued academic improvement after the initial request is granted.  However, a new appeal packet must be submitted each year: the information is not rolled over.

 

 

• Submit all of the following materials in-person to Enrollment Services (Building 2A-Room 106) or by US Mail to the address provided on the petition form:

a) Checklist

b) TAP petition form

c) Personal statement (typewritten) which includes an explanation of what caused or contributed to your academic difficulties, the steps you’ve taken to resolve the issues, and your plan for moving forward with achieving your academic goals

d) Photocopies of supporting documentation (originals will not be returned)

Important: New York State only allows students to receive approval of this appeal once in their entire academic career.  There are no exceptions to this rule.