Appeal Process & Bases for Appeals 

Click on the flowchart to determine the appeals available to students.

Appeal Flowchart

There are 3 types of appeals outlined in the Policy on Integrity of Scholarship. Not all appeals are available to all students.

An Administrative Sanction Appeal Can Be Submitted When:

the student accepted responsibility for the academic integrity violation OR was held responsible by the Academic Integrity Review Board (AIRB)

AND

  1. the imposed administrative sanctions are not aligned with the sanctioning guidelines, OR

  2. there are circumstances that warrant a deviation from the sanctioning guidelines

All Administrative Sanction appeals must be submitted via this form within 5 business days of being notified of the administrative sanctions. When submitting the appeal, under the section "I am filing an:" check beside Administrative Sanction Appeal (first check circle). If students require an extension to submit, they can email aio@ucsd.edu with an extension request.

An AIRB Appeal Can Be Submitted When:

the student was held responsible by the Academic Integrity Review Board (AIRB)

AND:

  1. the standards of procedural fairness were violated. This means that the student was not given something that was promised in the Policy, OR

  2. there is newly discovered important evidence that would have a significant effect on the determination of the Review Panel. "Newly discovered" does not mean evidence the student had a chance to present but chose not to. Rather "newly discovered" evidence is evidence the student didn't know existed before the Review was held.

All AIRB appeals must be submitted via this form within 5 business days of being notified of the AIRB's decision. When submitting the appeal, under the section "I am filing an:" choose either AI Review Decision Appeal - based on procedural due process violations OR AI Review Decision Appeal - based on newly discovered evidence that would have a substantial bearing on the AIRB's determination (depending on the grounds of the appeal). If students require an extension to submit, they can email aio@ucsd.edu with an extension request.

An Academic Sanction Appeal Can Be Submitted When:

students believe they received the grade for reasons OTHER than the academic integrity violation (e.g., discrimination). To do this, students must follow the regular grade appeal process.

NOTE: Students who need assistance writing their appeals should contact the AS Office of Student Advocacy at asadvocacy@ucsd.edu