If you wish to appeal to waive an academic regulation, this appeal must be made to the Academic Regulations Appeals Committee. Examples of such appeals include retroactive withdrawals from classes waiver of the continuance policy following a suspension, and waiver of the last 25 percent residency requirement for courses taken at VCU.
For more information or to contact the College’s ARAC representative, send an email request to HSARAC@vcu.edu, or contact the Office of Student Services by calling (804) 827-8211 or visiting the office in Founders Hall, Room 102.
To initiate this process:
Following your initial advising appointment, you will be provided with further instructions.
Please note: As your academic adviser, I am unable to provide recommendation or signature until your packet until it is complete.
To be eligible to receive financial aid at VCU, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress. VCU’s SAP policy is based on federal criteria and applies to all financial aid recipients.
A student whose eligibility for financial aid has been suspended may submit an appeal if mitigating circumstances prevented the student from achieving satisfactory academic progress.
The SAP Appeal packet should be submitted to the VCU Office of Financial Aid within 30 days after receiving the financial aid suspension letter.
SAP for undergraduate and graduate students is measured by:
SAP appeals and supporting documentation should be received by the Office of Financial Aid by Nov. 20 for the fall semester and April 16 for the spring semester. If reinstatement of aid is sought for the summer session, the appeal must be submitted prior to the first day of classes for that term. Any appeals received after these dates will be considered for the following semester or term.
In order to submit your SAP Appeal, you must first meet with your Academic Advisor.
Please select "SAP/Financial Aid" as the reason for your Appointment.
If you wish to expedite this process, please bring all paperwork to your scheduled advising appointment.
As your Academic Advisor, I am unable to sign incomplete and/or inaccurate paperwork.
When a problem arises, we encourage students to address their concern(s) directly with the other party involved.
If that would not be appropriate or helpful, we suggest the following contacts depending on the nature of the situation.
Students should address the issue with the other party involved. If this is not appropriate or helpful,
Students can reach out to a contact within the Department of Forensic Science. If the concern is advising related then the student should reach out to the department advisor. All other concerns should be addressed to the Department Associate Chair
|Department Advisor||Department Associate Chair||Department Chair|
|Madeline Goldman||Eric Hazelrigg||Tracey Dawson Cruz|
3. If the student does not feel their issue has been resolved after completing step 1 and 2 or does not feel comfortable discussing their situation within the Department, they are encouraged to contact the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs:
College of Humanities and Sciences
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Please also use the resource guide to find the support you need.