Academics

Appealing Suspension or Dismissal

The Appeals Committee on Academic Eligibility meets approximately one week after final exams in May and August. The committee meets in early January to read the appeals of students wishing to enroll for the spring semester.

Appeal to Avoid Suspension

Appeals can be written if a student wants to avoid being suspended.  If the appeal is granted, the student can re-enroll that subsequent semester but must meet one of the academic eligibility criteria for that semester and every semester thereafter until a cumulative GPR of 2.0 or higher is reached.  If the student does not meet one of the criteria, he/she will be suspended and there is no appeals process for this suspension.  If the appeal is not granted, the student will be suspended for one semester only and may continue his/her education at Clemson after fulfilling the terms of the suspension.

Appeal to Avoid Dismissal

If a student has already been suspended and is subject to being dismissed, that student may appeal to avoid being dismissed.  If the appeal is granted, the student can re-enroll that subsequent semester but must meet one of the academic eligibility criteria for that semester and every semester thereafter until a cumulative GPR of 2.0 or higher is reached.  If the student does not meet one of the criteria, he/she will be dismissed for a calendar year and there is no appeals process for this dismissal.  The student must appeal for readmission after serving the calendar-year dismissal.  If the appeal is not granted, the student will be dismissed for a calendar year and must appeal for readmission with the appeals committee.

Appeal for Readmission after Dismissal

If a student has already been dismissed, that student must appeal in order to gain readmission to Clemson.  If the appeal is granted, the student's record will be evaluated for academic eligibility criteria at the end of each semester until a cumulative GPR of 2.0 or higher is reached.  If the student does not meet one of the criteria, then he/she will be permanently dismissed and may not appeal to continue his/her coursework at Clemson.  If the appeal is not granted, the student may file subsequent appeals for readmission after any intervening term.

Appeal for Academic Renewal

The student who has not enrolled at Clemson for a period of two or more academic years may apply for academic renewal.  Under these conditions, the previous credit attempted and grade-point deficit will not constitute a liability in a new grade-point computation and will be set to zero credits attempted with a zero GPA.  The previous record will appear on the transcript as well as the notation of readmission under the policy of academic renewal.

Instructions for Writing an Appeal Letter 

Students should contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies 864-656-3022 for tentative meeting dates of the appeals committee.