Academic Appeals Board
Information on making an appeal to the Academic Appeals Board
Academic Appeals Board
The Academic Appeals Board considers requests for exceptions relevant to
- the General University/Education Requirements to include competencies/proficiencies/University Graduation Requirements
- the 60 upper division credit requirement
- the 45 credit residence requirement
- the 15 upper division residence credits in major requirement
- foreign language requirement
Any student may apply to the Board for special consideration if the student believes that rules pertaining to these requirements have been applied erroneously or unusual circumstances necessitate individual interpretation of the requirement.
The Board does not consider cases which apply to majors or minors, grade appeals, or cases which involve professional certification. Students with such problems should discuss them with the appropriate department chair.
- Must be in letter form, addressed to the Academic Appeals Board
- Must clearly state your request in the first paragraph
- Must document in remaining paragraphs any pertinent reasons/circumstances why an exception is warranted. If an error was made by an advisor, you must provide a memo from that person or department chair to support your appeal.
- Must be neatly typed with no typos, no spelling errors, and proper use of the English language.
- Please include all documentation regarding course descriptions, syllabi, letters of support from an appropriate department chair, outside professionals, or anything else you feel may be helpful.
- Please include your EWU ID number and return address in your letter.
- May be mailed or hand delivered to: EWU Records and Registration, Academic Appeals Board, Sutton 201, Cheney WA 99004.
Submission of an appeal should be made sufficiently in advance of graduation so that the student's program may be planned according to the decision of the Board.
If your appeal is denied the first time, you may make an appointment with the Board to further discuss your case in person.
The Academic Appeals Board usually meets every other week during regular quarters and once only in the summer. Due to summer vacations, etc., please do not expect any in-person appeals in the summer.