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Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Process
You may submit a written appeal to the Satisfactory Academic Progress Committee if documentable extenuating circumstances caused you to fall below satisfactory academic progress standards or exceed the maximum timeframe allowed for degree completion.
Students who are approaching the maximum timeframe should also appeal to determine if it is mathematically possible to complete degree requirements within the timeframe allowed by federal regulation.
For additional information, please refer to Missouri Western's Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
Examples of circumstances that may warrant an appeal include: lengthy hospitalization or illness; death of a parent, spouse or child at a critical time during the semester; lengthy illness of a child or spouse; or other mitigating circumstance.
Appeals MUST include the following documentation:
Examples of documentation supporting the extenuating circumstance include: medical documentation; notice of death; accident reports; court documentation; or other relevant documentation.
NOTE: Incoming transfer students may continue to appeal after the deadline above. Appeals will be reviewed on a weekly basis through mid-term each semester.
Please complete the Statement in Support of Appeal by selecting the link below. Once complete, a signed copy of your written appeal, along with required supporting documentation and MWSU unofficial transcript MUST be submitted to the Financial Aid Office at the address below no later than the published deadline date.
WARNING: This process does not allow you to access your appeal information once it is submitted. It is recommended that you complete your appeal in Microsoft Word (or similar program) and then copy/paste your statement of appeal into the online form. Once you have submitted your appeal, you will be required to print and sign the document.