Students who appeal an academic suspension will be notified as soon as a decision is reached by the Academic Suspension Appeals Committee regarding their status.
The Academic Affairs Office makes every attempt to notify students when they are on academic suspension; however, sometimes students do not receive notification due to circumstances beyond the control of the Academic Affairs Office.
If a student is not notified of the academic suspension, that does not excuse a student from the academic suspension, nor does it exempt a student from appealing in a timely manner. Supporting documentation must be provided or the appeal will be denied.
All Academic Suspension Appeal communication will be handled through the student’s SCTC (STU.SCTECH.EDU) email account. Please check this account regularly to ensure timely processing of your appeal.
The Academic Affairs Office attempts to notify students when they are placed on Academic Probation and/or Suspension, however, sometimes students do not receive notification due to circumstances beyond the control of the Academic Affairs Office. If a student is not notified of the suspension, that in itself does not excuse a student from the academic suspension, nor does it exempt a student from appealing in a timely manner. A student’s status is available at all times via Banner Web by clicking Student & Financial Aid, Student Records, View Student Information.
If a student receives a course grade which he or she believes is incorrect, the first step is for the student to discuss the disagreement with the instructor. If the student is not satisfied with the decision of the instructor, the student may complete a Request to Appeal and designate “Grade Appeal” in the appropriate section of the form. The request must be submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs. Once a completed Request to Appeal has been received, then a Dean for Academic Affairs will be notified and will convene the Grade Appeals Committee for resolution; a resolution will be rendered by the end of the semester that follows the semester where the grade was posted. The decision of the committee is final. Appeals must be made prior to the end of the semester after the grades were posted. Once a meeting date is set with the appeals committee, if the student does not show up for the appointment, the committee will automatically close the appeal. A student only receives one opportunity to present their information for the appeal. If there are unforeseen, verifiable circumstances that require the student to cancel the appeals meeting, the student will have one final opportunity to reschedule the meeting. If the student does not attend the final appointment the final class grade will stand.
Students who are on Financial Aid Warning and continue to fail are placed on Financial Aid Suspension. Students who are on suspension are NOT eligible for Financial Aid. Students have the right to appeal their first suspension. Financial Aid Max Time Frame Students cannot appeal Max Time Frame. Once you have exceeded the 150% time frame, you are no longer eligible for aid. Student may, however, submit a Max Time Frame Review Form if they feel they have not exceeded the 150% rule. Changing your program multiple times can affect your eligibility. Financial Aid: Right of Appeal by Students Placed on Financial Aid Suspension Financial aid recipients who have failed to meet SAP and who have been placed on Financial Aid Suspension may appeal in writing to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee. Appeals must be written, specifically addressing the extenuating circumstances and must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid within thirty (30) days of notification of the failure to make satisfactory progress. Supporting documentation must be provided or the appeal will be denied. If the appeal is approved, financial aid is reinstated changing the SAP status to probation. This allows the student only one semester to make satisfactory academic progress. Students who are on Financial Aid Probation and continue to fail SAP standards during their probationary semester, are then placed on Financial Aid Suspension. Students who are on suspension are NOT eligible for financial aid. During the semester the student is on probation, they must maintain a 2.0 GPA and a completion rate of 67%. If the appeal is not approved, financial aid is denied. Withdrawing during your financial aid appeal-approved semester will change your status to Financial Aid Suspension. The decision of the Financial Aid Appeals Committee is final. The Appeal form can be found on our Financial Aid page. Financial Aid Reinstatement To be reinstated for financial aid, the student must satisfactorily meet all elements of the institutional SAP policy.
Admissions Appeal Applicants who feel they were unjustly denied admission to Southern Crescent Technical College may appeal to the Vice President for Student Affairs/Designee. This appeals process also applies to currently enrolled diploma students who desire to transfer into a degree program. In the event that an applicant is denied admission and the applicant desires to appeal the admissions decision, the individual may take the following steps: