Disqualification Appeals

What is "academic disqualification?"

If you have previously been on academic probation, and your cumulative CI GPA in all units attempted falls below the following: freshman- 1.50; sophomore- 1.70; junior- 1.85; senior- 1.95, then you will be subject to academic disqualification.

Disqualification Appeal Deadline

Deadline for Fall 2016 disqualification appeals is TBD for early-January (deadline for Spring 2016 disqualification appeals passed on June 17th, 2016)

Appeal of Disqualification Form, (MS Word, 160KB)

Emailed submissions MUST be in Microsoft Word or PDF format only. No photographs of forms will be accepted. Appeals should be submitted to: David Daniels at david.daniels@csuci.edu or in Bell Tower West, Room 2199. Appeals sent by physical mail but received after the deadline will not be accepted, regardless of postmark date.

A student may appeal their disqualification no later than three weeks before the start of the semester following the disqualification. Appeals will be decided by the Academic Appeals Board. A successful appeal of disqualification will result in the student remaining on academic probation. Students who appeal unsuccessfully will need to contact the Advising Center for further instructions, and may be required to apply for reinstatement as specified in the Policy on Reinstatement if they wish to continue at CI (see "Reinstatement" tab).

Note: Appeals of academic disqualification are not typically approved. Successful appeals must demonstrate exceptional circumstances or errors on the part of the University. Students should provide appropriate documentation to support claims associated with their appeal. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section below for additional information.

Students seeking to demonstrate academic improvement are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor, successfully complete appropriate courses to improve their grade point average, and apply for reinstatement to the University.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

The Appeal of Disqualification Form mentions a typewritten letter. What is this and how is it normally completed?

The appeal of disqualification letter is your opportunity to explain the circumstances of your disqualification to the Academic Appeals Board. It is typically 1-2 pages in length, typewritten in Microsoft Word (PDF files are also accepted). Academic disqualification is based solely on your CI coursework.  The committee may take into consideration conditions outside the student’s control that may have impacted final grades.  Students should clearly and persuasively articulate their arguments for appeal.  Students need to provide appropriate documentation to support their claims.

The Appeal of Disqualification Form also mentions supporting documentation. What are some examples of this?

When submitting your Appeal of Disqualification Form and appeal letter, be sure to include any supporting documentation that is relevant for the semester you were disqualified.  Appropriate documentation may include letters or other documents from medical providers, other healthcare providers, counselors, employers (including military), that explain circumstances related to the student’s academic performance.

After I submit my form, how long does it take to hear about my results?

Once all appeals are collected at the deadline, the Academic Appeals Board must review each appeal on a case-by-case basis. This process may take 1-2 weeks, at the end of which time the student is notified of the Board’s decision. Please note that the Board’s decision is final and cannot be appealed.

Once I am notified of my results, what should I do afterwards or whom do I contact if: 1) my appeal is successful, or 2) my appeal is unsuccessful?

You will be notified of your results via email to your myCI account from the Academic Appeals Board coordinator. 1) If your appeal is successful, you will be reinstated on academic probation and will receive instructions to contact the Advising Center to remove any advising holds that may be placed on your record. 2) If your appeal is unsuccessful, you must make an appointment with the Advising Center to receive further guidance on how to raise your GPA, such as through coursework via Open University, and subsequent options for reinstatement to CI (see “Reinstatement” tab).

Where can I go for additional information?

The Advising Center provides additional information about academic disqualification: http://www.csuci.edu/academics/advising/disqual.htm