The Policy on Integrity of Scholarship affords students to right to appeal the administrative sanction of suspension or dismissal once they have accepted responsibility or been held responsible by the Academic Integrity Review Board (AIRB).*

Students thinking about appealing their suspension or dismissal should follow these steps.


Review the Grounds for Appeal

According to the Policy on Integrity of Scholarship, the basis for an appeal of the administrative sanctions shall be:

You need to think about your case and whether you have any explanation or documentation that supports this basis for an appeal. If you do, then proceed to the next step. 

NOTE: you only have 5 business days from the date on your sanction letter to submit your appeal. However, you can request more time if necessary. To request an extension to submit your appeal, use this form.

Write Your Appeal

Once you have reviewed the bases for an appeal and have decided that at least one is relevant to your case, you should write your appeal and collect relevant documentation.

If you need help writing your appeal, reach out to AS Office of Student Advocacy for an appointment.


Submit Your Appeal

Continue with School

While your Administrative Sanction Appeal is in progress, you should continue to attend your classes and complete your AI Training requirements. That way, if your appeal is granted and the suspension or dismissal is removed, you will not be behind in your classes or out of compliance with your AI Training requirements.