Academic Appeals Procedures

Appeals related to undergraduate degree requirements and graduation

If your first appeal is denied and you wish to appeal the decision, then proceed to step number 2, then 3, etc.

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Type of appeal Steps in the appeal process
Bachelor of Arts requirements
  1. first, a written appeal to the Degrees Committee. Note: for appeals of the 12-hour language requirement, a letter of support from the department head of Modern and Classical Languages is strongly recommended. Degrees Committee Guidelines;
  2. if the previous step is denied, then a written appeal to the Associate Provost for Student Success, Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346, or StudentDevelopment@MissouriState.edu.

    Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts Requirements.
Civics Exam waiver
  1. first, present appeal to the Office of Assessment through the submission of the Civics Exam Appeal form;
  2. if the previous step is denied, then a written appeal to the Associate Provost for Student Success, Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346, or StudentDevelopment@MissouriState.edu.

    Learn more about the Civics Exam.
Exit Survey waiver
  1. first, present appeal to the Office of Assessment, Exit Survey Administrator, Meyer Library 007E, 417-836-6120 who will consult with the Director of Assessment;
  2. if the previous step is denied, then a written appeal to the Associate Provost for Student Success, Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346 or StudentDevelopment@MissouriState.edu.

    Learn more about the Exit Survey.
General Education course substitution or waiver
  1. complete an online appeal to the Degrees Committee, Degrees Committee Guidelines;
  2. if the previous step is denied, then a written appeal to the Associate Provost for Student Success, Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346 or StudentDevelopment@MissouriState.edu.

    Learn more about the General Education Program and Requirements.

GPA Requirements:

2.00 Missouri State GPA

2.00 combined (Missouri State and transfer combined)

2.00 GPA in major or minor

  1. first, a written appeal to the Associate Provost for Student Success, Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346 . Note: for appeals to the major or minor GPA requirement, a letter of support from the department head of the major (or minor) is strongly recommended;
  2. if the previous step is denied, then a written appeal to the Degrees Committee. Degrees Committee Guidelines;
  3. if the previous step is denied, then a written appeal to the Provost or designee.
Graduation ceremony (permission to participate prior to the actual semester of graduation)
  1. Undergraduate students: Written appeal to the Associate Provost for Student Success, Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346 or StudentDevelopment@MissouriState.edu.

    ​​​​​​​Learn more about commencement participation.
Major degree requirement
  1. first, present appeal to your academic advisor and department head;
  2. if the previous step is denied, then present appeal to the dean of the college in which the department of the major is located;
  3. if the previous step is denied, then a written appeal to the Associate Provost for Student Success, Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346 or StudentDevelopment@MissouriState.edu.
Minor degree requirement
  1. first, present appeal to the department head of the minor;
  2. if the previous step is denied, then present appeal to the dean of the college in which the department of the minor is located;
  3. if the previous step is denied, then present a written appeal to the Associate Provost for Student Success, Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346 or StudentDevelopment@MissouriState.edu.
Minimum 120 hours required for graduation
  1. first, a written appeal to the Degrees Committee at Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346, please see Degrees Committee Guidelines;
  2. if the previous step is denied, then a written appeal to the Associate Provost for Student Success, Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346 or StudentDevelopment@MissouriState.edu.

Residence Requirement:

Major (12 hours upper division)

Minor (6 hours upper or lower division)

  1. first, submit an Expedited Appeal to the Degrees Committee for Waiver of Major/Minor Residency form to the Degrees Committee. Contact: Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346;
  2. if the previous step is denied, then a written appeal to the Associate Provost for Student Success, Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346 or StudentDevelopment@MissouriState.edu.
Residence Requirement of 20 out of the last 30 hours completed at Missouri State Students who have completed 90 hours or more at Missouri State
  1. first, present appeal to the department head of the major;
  2. if the previous step is denied, then a written appeal to the Degrees Committee at Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346, Degrees Committee Guidelines;
  3. if the previous step is denied, then a written appeal to the Associate Provost for Student Success, Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346.
Students who have not completed 90 hours or more at Missouri State
  1. first, a written appeal to the Degrees Committee at University Hall 115, 417-836-8346, Degrees Committee Guidelines;
  2. if the previous step is denied, then a written appeal to the Associate Provost for Student Success, Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346.
Residence Requirement of 30 hours completed at Missouri State
  1. first, a written appeal to the Degrees Committee at University Hall 115, 417-836-8346, Degrees Committee Guidelines;
  2. if the previous step is denied, then a written appeal to the Associate Provost for Student Success, Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346.
Scholastic Honors eligibility
  1. first, a written appeal to the Degrees Committee at University Hall 115, 417-836-8346, Degrees Committee Guidelines;
  2. if the previous step is denied, then a written appeal to the Associate Provost for Student Success, Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346.

    Learn more about Scholastic Honors.
Semester of official graduation
  1. Written appeal to the Associate Provost for Student Success, Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346 or StudentDevelopment@MissouriState.edu.

    Learn more about the semester of graduation.
Upper division requirement (40 hours of coursework numbered 300 or higher)
  1. first, a written appeal to the Degrees Committee, Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346, Degrees Committee Guidelines;
  2. if the previous step is denied, then a written appeal to the Associate Provost for Student Success, Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346 or StudentDevelopment@MissouriState.edu.

Appeals related to graduate degree requirements and graduation

If your first appeal is denied and you wish to appeal the decision, then proceed to step number 2, then 3, etc.

Type of Appeal Steps in the appeal process
Graduate Degree or certificate requirement
  1. first, present appeal to your academic advisor and department head;
  2. if the previous step is denied, then present appeal to the dean of the college in which the department of the major is located;
  3. if the previous step is denied, then a written appeal to the Associate Provost-Dean of the Graduate College in Carrington Hall 306, 417-836-5335.
Graduate courses with no undergraduate parallel (at least 50% of coursework numbered 700 or higher)
  1. file a written appeal to the Associate Provost-Dean of the Graduate College in Carrington Hall 306, 417-836-5335.
Completion of graduate requirements within 8 years
  1. first, present appeal to your graduate program director using form (Request for 8-Year Exception) provided by the Graduate College. Program director completes form indicating recommendations and rationale and submits form to the Associate Provost-Dean of the Graduate College in Carrington Hall 306, 417-836-5335.
Graduation ceremony (permission to participate prior to the actual semester of graduation)
  1. Written appeal to the Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate College, Carrington Hall 306, 417-836-5335.
Admission to program (for students who have been denied admission)
  1. Written appeal to the Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate College, Carrington Hall 306, 417-836-5335.

Other appeals (refunds, grades, missed deadlines, academic renewal, repeats, etc.)

If your first appeal is denied and you wish to appeal the decision, then proceed to step number 2, then 3, etc.

Type of appeal Steps in the appeal process
Academic Integrity Violations
  1. Visit the Academic Integrity website for policies and procedures.
Academic Renewal Request
  1. Submit an Academic Renewal Request form to Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346 or StudentDevelopment@MissouriState.edu.

    Learn more about Academic Renewal.
Admission to degree program (for students who have been denied admission)
  1. first, present appeal to the department head of the major (or minor);
  2. if the previous step is denied, then to the dean of the college in which the department is located;
  3. if the previous step is denied, For undergraduate students, next a written appeal to the Associate Provost for Student Success, Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346. For graduate students, next a written appeal to the Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate College, Carrington Hall 306, 417-836-5335.
Auditing a course (missed deadline to place course on Audit)
  1. first, present appeal to the Registrar or Associate Registrar-Records and Registration, Carrington Hall 320, 417-836-5520;
  2. if the previous step is denied, then a written appeal to the Provost or designee.

    Learn more about Auditing a Course.
DG or DX hold (temporary removal in order to register)
  1. The student or the student's assigned academic advisor initiates an online request for a temporary removal of the Hold.
    1. Student: Log on to My Missouri State, Registration tab, My Registration channel, Registration Status link, and submit online request.
    2. Advisor: Log on to My Missouri State, Teaching & Advising Tab, Registration Status link, and submit online request.

      Learn more about the DG/DX electronic workflow system.
Drop deadline exception
  1. Refer to the "Exceptions to the Policy" section of the Change of Schedule (Add/Drop) Policy for appeal procedures.
Grade appeal (letter grade based on performance in class)
  1. first, present appeal to the faculty member’s department head;
  2. if the previous step is denied, then to the college dean;
  3. if the previous step is denied, next to the Dean of the Graduate College, if the appeal is in a course taken for graduate credit;
  4. if the previous step is denied, then to the Provost, who may refer the appeal to his/her designee for a hearing and recommendation. Contact Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346 or StudentDevelopment@MissouriState.edu;
  5. if the previous step is denied, finally, to the President of the University.

    Learn more about Grade Appeals and Academic Grievances.
Grade appeal (permission for a late class drop or unresolved Incomplete grade issue)
  1. first, a written appeal to the Scholastic Standards and Revision of Records (SSRR) Committee. Please see, SSRR Committee Guidelines;
  2. if the previous step is denied, For undergraduate students, then a written appeal to the Associate Provost for Student Success, Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346 or StudentDevelopment@MissouriState.edu. For graduate students, then a written appeal to the Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate College, Carrington Hall 306, 417-836-5335.

    Learn more in the "Grade re-evaluation based on exceptions to University policy" section of the Grade Appeals and Academic Grievances Policy.
Grade appeal of XF or F grade assigned due to academic dishonesty
  1. Refer to the Academic Integrity Procedures Summary for appeal procedures.
Pass/Not Pass (missed deadline to place course on Pass/Not Pass)
  1. first, present appeal to the Registrar or Associate Registrar-Records and Registration via email to Registrar@MissouriState.edu;
  2. if the previous step is denied, then a written appeal to the Associate Provost for Student Success, Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346 or StudentDevelopment@MissouriState.edu.

    ​​​​​​​The last day to appeal Pass/Not Pass is the last day of instruction each semester. Learn more about the Pass/Not Pass.
Refund exception for dropped class
  1. first, a written appeal to the Refund Appeal Committee (Refund Exception Appeal form);
  2. if the previous step is denied, then a written appeal to the Associate Registrar-Operations, Carrington Hall 320, 417-836-5520.

    Learn more about Refunds.
Repeat (permission to exceed repeatable limit of a course)
  1. Present appeal to the department head of the course.

    For graduate courses, approval of student's graduate program advisor and the Graduate College are also required.
Repeat (permission to repeat a discontinued course with a similar course)
  1. Present appeal to the department head of the course.

    ​​​​​​​For graduate courses, approval of student's graduate program advisor and the Graduate College are also required.
Suspension/Reinstatement
  1. Refer to the Academic Status policy and to the Information for Students on Suspension Who Wish to Return website for appeal procedures.
Transfer credit evaluation appeal
  1. Submit a reevaluation request through the Transfer Credit Reevaluation and Preapproval System in My Missouri State.
  2. if the previous step is denied, student may appeal a re-evaluation decision received in step 1. Appeals should be submitted to the MSU Articulation Officer (Associate Provost for Student Success, Meyer Library 116, 417-836-8346).

    Learn more about the undergraduate transfer credit policy.