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Administrative Withdrawal and Academic Dismissal
Statement of Policy
Administrative withdrawal from the College may result for the following reasons:
Students administratively withdrawn from the College for reasons 1 and 2 are eligible to reapply and/or reenroll if they meet the admission criteria in place.
In the case of reasons 3 and 4, students will have the opportunity to appeal these decisions as described in the Student Appeals policy.
Students can be academically dismissed for the following reasons:
Dismissal for failure to maintain good academic standing cannot be appealed. However, a student may appeal for reenrollment after five years for the School of Nursing, and after two years for all other schools. The appeal for reenrollment should be submitted to the dean of the appropriate school. See Student Appeals for further details.
Students dismissed from a program for reasons 2 to 5 can transfer to a different program within 60 days of their dismissal. After 60 days they are eligible to reenroll in a different program. When transferring or reenrolling, students must meet the admission requirements of the program.
All services previously available to the student will be terminated.
1. Student Request for Withdrawal
2. Withdrawal for Failure to Pay Fees
A student may appeal in writing to the Ombudsperson for approval to pay fees after the due date in order to avoid an administrative withdrawal. Such an appeal should include the reasons for late payment and the student's plan to make progress toward the degree. See the Student Appeals for further details.
3. Administrative Withdrawal for Violation of College Policies
The student will be notified in writing that they have been administratively withdrawn from the college.
Students will have 30 calendar days to appeal the administrative withdrawal decision. The appeal should be submitted to the provost. See Student Appeals for further details.
A student who has been administratively withdrawn and wishes to reenroll in the College must submit a petition for reenrollment to the provost, no sooner than two years from the date of the final decision. Students who are subsequently reenrolled will be governed by the academic policies in effect at the time of reenrollment. Any certificates and/or degrees previously revoked will not be reinstated.
4. Emergency Administrative Withdrawal
An emergency administrative withdrawal will be ordered if it would be in the best interest of the student, other students, staff, or others directly affected by the student's behavior. Such an emergency administrative withdrawal will be temporary, until such time as the incident that precipitated the leave can be fully investigated. After such an investigation, the student will either be reinstated or permanently dismissed.
Examination and course takers not enrolled in Excelsior College who display behavior as defined above during an examination or course will not be permitted to take another course or examination until the incident has been investigated and resolved.
The student will be notified in writing by the dean that they have been academically dismissed from the program.
*Note: A student dismissed for failure to maintain good academic standing is not eligible to transfer to another program. However, a student may appeal for reenrollment after five years in the School of Nursing, and after two years for all other schools. The appeal for reenrollment should be submitted to the dean of the appropriate school. See Student Appeals for further details.
If an appeal for reenrollment is granted, the student will be allowed to reenroll into Excelsior College under the degree requirements in effect at the time of reenrollment.