Academic Integrity Violation Appeals

This page describes the types of appeals available to students who have accepted responsibility or been found responsible to have violated UC San Diego's academic integrity standards. NOTE: If you are looking to appeal something else with the University (e.g., admissions, academic grades), you are on the wrong page.

There are 3 types of appeals outlined in the 2019 Policy on Integrity of Scholarship that are available for students with cases that originated in Fall 2019 or later:

  1. Administrative Sanction Appeals (for Suspensions or Dismissals)
  2. Academic Integrity Review Board Decision Appeal 
  3. Academic Sanction Appeal. Students can submit an academic sanction appeal when they believe the grade they received was 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