On this page, you will find a brief introduction to the Appeals process. We have also compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help you understand academic probations and dismissals.

What are academic appeals and when are they necessary?

Academic appeals is the process that previously enrolled students at UW-Platteville must go through if they have been academically dismissed and wish to return prior to their specified dismissal timeframe.

  • Enrolled students are notified of their academic status at the end of each semester if they have been academically dismissed. This notification will come from the Registrar’s office and will be sent to the student via their UW-Platteville email account, as well as mailed to their home address. This information includes very detailed content that explains the specifics of the student’s dismissal and instructions for an appeal. To find more information about academic policies, including grades, probation, and dismissal, click here.

  • Students dismissed from UW-Platteville for one semester have not met the minimum grade requirements to remain in good academic standing. They must sit out for one semester.

  • Students dismissed from UW-Platteville for one year have been dismissed from the university before and have not met the minimum requirements to remain in good academic standing. They are required to sit out for another year.

Who can appeal their academic dismissal?

Any student that has been dismissed reserves the right to appeal that decision to the Admissions and Academic Appeals Committee (AAAC). Typically, students that appeal feel that they have extenuating circumstances surrounding their dismissal. Please keep in mind that submitting an appeal does not guarantee approval or reinstatement.

  • Any student that has been dismissed reserves the right to appeal that decision to the Admissions and Academic Appeals Committee (AAAC). Typically, students that appeal feel that they have extenuating circumstances surrounding their dismissal. Please keep in mind that submitting an appeal does not guarantee approval or reinstatement.

  • Any student that has completed their specific dismissal period and wants to return to the institution should reapply for admission by completing the online UW System application for UW-Platteville at https://apply.wisconsin.edu.

  • Students who have been dismissed three or more times are required to appeal to the Admissions and Academic Appeals Committee (AAAC), even though the student may have completed their one-year dismissal time frame. To begin that process, the student submits an application for readmission by completing the online UW System application for UW-Platteville at https://apply.wisconsin.edu. The Office of Admission will notify the student about the appeal process they will need to complete.

When are Admission and Academic Appeals held?

The Admissions and Academic Appeals Committee meets in January, June, July, and August. Specific dates are listed on the academic calendar and are included in the appeal instructions sent to students following a dismissal.

  • Review the documentation that was emailed and mailed from the Office of the Registrar. This information includes all the details needed to submit materials to the Admissions and Academic Appeals Committee (AAAC). This letter includes:

    Submitting a letter of appeal: All students need to write a letter to the Admissions and Academic Appeals Committee. Writing an appeal letter is your chance to explain the circumstances surrounding your dismissal. You must be able to prove that you have the dedication to succeed if given another chance. Please keep in mind that you will need to outline a realistic plan that will keep you on track for future academic success.

    Options to submit your letter:

    Submission deadlines: Each appeal date has deadlines for the submission of student letters of appeal. Be sure to review them carefully as they are deadlines and extensions are not granted.

  • Students with a prior dismissal or students who have a semester grade point average of 0.00 are required to meet with the committee. Contact the Office of the Registrar at 608-342-1321 after submitting your letter to schedule an appointment.

    Students who are denied reinstatement based on their letter of appeal will be given an opportunity to schedule a follow-up appeal with the committee, in-person. The Office of the Registrar will provide instructions and schedule appointments.

  • A student who submits a written appeal will be notified via email by the end of the day of review. A hard copy detailing the results of the appeal will also be mailed.

    A student who makes a personal appeal before the committee will be notified of the status of the appeal immediately after meeting with the committee. A hard copy detailing the results of the appeal will also be mailed.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: students who are reinstated are placed on final probation. If the student is dismissed again after being reinstated, the student will be dismissed for a period of one year.

    A student may be assigned a special advisor if reinstated.

  • If a personal appeal has been denied, the Admissions and Academic Appeals Committee (AAAC) will provide the student with specific instructions about their dismissal, including the possibility of enrolling as a special student, with the potential of a special advisor.

  • A student may further appeal the decision to the Provost's office. In most cases, though, students will need to sit out the required amount of time.

  • Upon dismissal from the university, enrollment in a future semester (excluding summer terms) is cancelled.

  • Special advisors are assigned to assist students with re-enrollment. They specialize in assisting students make a transition back to good academic standing and meet with students regularly during their first semester back. They are assigned by the Admission and Academic Appeals Committee (AAAC), or by the Provost's office.

  • A special student is a non-degree seeking student (this means the student cannot complete a degree while enrolled as a special student). Special students do not qualify for financial aid.

    Dismissed students may enroll (or remain enrolled) in summer classes as special students without an appeal. In some situations, the Admissions and Academic Appeals Committee or the Provost's office may deny reinstatement for a fall or spring term, but allow special student status. Enrolling as a special student is a good way to retake courses and improve one’s GPA. Performing well as a special student also demonstrates academic growth when the student reapplies for admission to UW-Platteville. Students may find the special student application here.

  • This option is not recommended to students because transfer courses (including courses from another University of Wisconsin campus) are not included in your grade point average at UW-Platteville. If your goal is to improve your grade point average, you should plan on repeating the course at UW-Platteville. For further information about repeat policies, please contact the Office of the Registrar.