UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT REQUESTS FOR EXCEPTIONS TO ACADEMIC POLICIES—APPEALS PROCESS

EXCEPTIONS TO UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC POLICIES: Several of the more frequently requested exceptions to undergraduate academic policies are outlined below. The exemptions chart summarizes the nature of the appeal and each of the levels in the appeal process. Students should direct questions about any of the appeals listed in the chart to the office listed under the first level in the appeal process. Many appeals will be resolved at the first level. Questions about appeals not listed in the chart should be directed to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, ADM 447.

NATURE OF APPEAL FIRST LEVEL SECOND LEVEL THIRD LEVEL
Admission & Readmission Admissions Counselor Admissions Officer Director, Admissions
EPT/Literacy
EPT Exemptions Testing Center    
EPT Exemptions-Students with Disabilities Director, Disability Resource Center    
Challenge Exams (114/214/JEPET) English Composition Office Dean, Undergraduate Studies Board of Appeals and Review
ELM Exemptions Testing Center    
ELM Exemptions-Students with
Disabilities
Director, Disability Resource Center    
Evaluation of Transfer Credit
General Education Supervisor, Evaluations GE Advising Coordinators (GEAC) Dean, Undergraduate
Studies
Major Course Department Adviser Department Chair  
Student Fee Problems Registration Appeals Committee Designee Registration Appeals Committee VP, Business and Finance
Retroactive Degree
Within One Year Admissions Officer Dean, Undergraduate Studies Board of Appeals and Review
More than One Year Registrar Dean, Undergraduate Studies Board of Appeals and Review
Residency Residency Clerk Director, Enrollment Services General Counsel, Chancellor's Office
Late Registration Registrar Registration Appeals Committee Director, Enrollment Services
Graduation Denial Supervisor, Evaluations Follow route appropriate to specific cause of denial  
Grade Appeals Instructor Department Chair College Dean
Academic Load: Excess Units
20-24 units (Students with Majors) College Dean    
20-24 units (Undeclared Students) Director, Advising Center Dean, Undergraduate Studies  
25+ units Dean, Undergraduate Studies    
Academic Disqualification
Students with Majors Department Chair Dean, Undergraduate Studies Reinstatement Committee
Undeclared Students Adviser, Advising Center Dean, Undergraduate Studies Reinstatement Committee
Undeclared EOP Students Adviser, EOP Dean, Undergraduate Studies Reinstatement Committee
U.S. History Requirement Chair, Department of History Associate Dean, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Board of Appeals and Review
U.S. Government Requirement Chair, Department of Political Science Associate Dean, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Board of Appeals and Review
Course Waiting List Objections Instructor Department Chair College Dean
General Education Requirements GE Advising Coordinator (GEAC) Dean, Undergraduate Studies  
Election of Bulletin Supervisor, Evaluations GE Advising Coordinator (GEAC) Dean, Undergraduate
Studies
Course Prerequisite Problems Instructor Department Chair College Dean
Major Requirements
Acceptance of Course Work Major Adviser Department Chair College Dean
Election of Bulletin Major Adviser Department Chair College Dean

GRADUATE STUDENT REQUESTS FOR EXCEPTIONS TO ACADEMIC POLICIES—APPEALS PROCESS

EXCEPTIONS TO ACADEMIC POLICIES: Listed below are some of the more common graduate student requests for exceptions to academic policies of the university. The chart indicates with whom each type of request is initiated, as well as any subsequent levels in the process that may be either optional or required. Any questions regarding the procedures for the appeals listed, or about any appeals that may not be listed, should be directed to the Graduate Division in ADM 254.

NATURE OF APPEAL FIRST LEVEL SECOND LEVEL THIRD LEVEL FOURTH LEVEL
Late Application for Admission Evaluations Supervisor Director, Graduate Admissions/Evaluations Dean, Graduate Division  
Waiver of 2.5 Admission Requirement
Master's Degree and Credential Objective Students Recommendation of Graduate Adviser or Program Chair Dean, Graduate Division    
Reinstatement
Unclassified Students Director, Graduate Admissions/Evaluations Dean, Graduate Division    
Classified and Credential Objective Students Recommendation of Graduate Adviser or Program Chair College Graduate Coordinator/Dean Dean, Graduate Division  
Late or Retroactive Add of Culminating Experience Classes (i.e., 893, 894, 895, 898) Recommendation of Graduate Adviser or Program Chair Dean, Graduate Division    
Late Application for Award of Degree Director, Graduate Admissions and Evaluation Dean, Graduate Division    
Extension of Time to Make-up Incomplete Grade Recommendation of Instructor or Chair of Pgm. Offering Course      
Retroactive Change of Incomplete Already Reverted to "F" Grade Recommendation of Instructor Department Chair    
Term Unit Overloads Recommendation of Graduate Adviser Dean, Graduate Division    
Planned Educational Leave for Classified Students Recommendation of Graduate Adviser or Program Chair Dean, Graduate Division    
Appeal of an Assigned Grade CONTACT COLLEGE DEAN'S OFFICE FOR POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR THAT
COLLEGE
Retroactive Granting of Post-Baccalaureate Status for Course Work Taken While in Undergraduate Standing Recommendation of Graduate Adviser or Program Chair Dean, Graduate Division Board of Appeals and Review  
Graduate Approved Program (GAP) Appeals Including:        
Course Substitutions Recommendation of Grad. Adviser, College Grad. Coordinator, or Dept. Chair Dean, Graduate Division    
Waiver of 12-Unit Requirement Director, Graduate Admissions/Evaluation Dean, Graduate Division    
Exceed 30% CR/NC Grading Director, Graduate Admissions/Evaluation Dean, Graduate Division    
Acceptance of Transfer Units Evaluations Supervisor Dean, Graduate Division    
Waiver of 7 Year Requirement to Complete Degree or Certificate Dean, Graduate Division      
Election of Bulletin Requirements to be Followed Director, Graduate Admissions/Evaluation Dean, Graduate Division    
Most Other GAP Requirements Director, Graduate Admissions/Evaluation Dean, Graduate Division    
Late Registration and Fee Payment Registrar Director, Enrollment
Services
Registration Appeals Committee  
Baccalaureate Degree Equivalency Dean, Graduate Division Univ. Baccalaureate Equivalency Com. (Materials filed with Enrollment Services)    
Student Fees Registration Appeals Committee Designee Registration Appeals Committee VP, Business and Finance  
Appeal of Residency Status Director, Graduate Admissions/Evaluation General Counsel, Chancellor's Office    
Course Challenges Program Chair College Dean/Associate Dean    
Assessment of Course Prerequisites Instructor of Course Program Chair College Dean/Associate Dean  
Acceptance of Any Course in GAP Program Requirements Graduate Adviser or Coordinator of Graduate Program Program Chair College Graduate Coordinator Reviewed by Dean, Graduate Division
Course Waiting List Appeals Instructor of Course Program Chair College Dean/Associate Dean  
Retroactive Award of Degree
Within One Year Director, Graduate Admissions/Evaluation Dean, Graduate Division    
More than One Year Director, Graduate Admissions/Evaluation Dean, Graduate Division    
Withdrawal from Courses
Retroactive Course Withdrawal Instructor Program Chair College Dean Board of Appeals and Review
Retroactive Semester Withdrawal Registrar Board of Appeals and Review    


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