Suspension Appeal

Students whose Academic Standing has fallen into suspension may appeal their case to the Committee on Academic Standing for review and possible reinstatement.

All suspension appeals are due by no later than 5 January 2018 at 12:00 PM (noon).


If you have questions concerning the appeal process or would like to speak with an academic advisor concerning your specific appeal:

  • Click the orange BOOK ADVISING APPOINTMENT flag to the left and follow the hyperlinked prompts to schedule a Suspension Advising appointment for 3, 4, or 5 January 2018.

  • Or call us at 540-654-1010 anytime after 2 January 2018 to schedule a Suspension Advising appointment.

(Please note that the university is closed beginning at 5:00 PM on 15 December 2017 and will not reopen until 8:00 AM on 3 January 2018.) 

The Committee on Academic Standing will meet to review all suspension appeals and the committee’s decision will be communicated to you by Academic Services through your university email on 9 January 2018 by end-of-day.


Reinstatement from Suspension

Students wishing to be reinstated from suspension for the coming term must fill out the following information and copy their appeal into this form. It is recommended that the appeal and academic plan are typed in a word processing software and reviewed prior to inputting into the submission form. Any supporting documentation should be emailed to
  • This is your nine digit identifier with UMW?
  • Please craft a narrative in which you detail your academic record leading up to suspension and the cause(s) of your poor academic performance. Whether these causes are personal or external, write about the steps which you have taken and are taking to resolve these struggles. How have you navigated your life successfully since your last course load? What has changed to allow you to succeed where once you struggled? If you are submitting additional documentation, then please send it by email to
  • Please also outline the steps which you will take if reinstated to improve your academic performance at UMW. Include details such as classes you plan to take or retake, academic goals such as graduation date and declaration of major as well as a thoughtful analysis of healthy faculty, staff, or peer relationships in which you plan to invest to achieve academic success.