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Last Revision: January 30, 2024

Academic Dismissal

If you are on academic probation, you will be reviewed for potential academic dismissal within 3 credit hours completed after being placed on probation for Master's level students or within 6 credit hours completed after being placed on probation for undergraduate students. If you have not at least met the minimum required GPA based on the courses taken during your probationary period, you will be placed on suspension pending your academic dismissal from the university within 30 days. During the 30 days, you will be able to continue in your current courses, and your progress in your current courses will weigh heavily in the decision for your appeal. However, you will be dropped from all future courses. Notification of your suspension will be sent to your primary email address you entered on your student record.

Appealing Your Academic Dismissal

All appeals of an academic dismissal must be submitted in writing within 30-days of notification of your academic suspension to the Office of the Registrar. Appeals after the 30-day appeal period will not be reviewed.

You must submit your appeal using the official Academic Appeal Request form in your campus, located in the Academic Plan & Forms section, under University Forms.  All appeal decisions will be delivered to you through email to the primary email address on file. If you are approved to continue your enrollment at APUS, you will be required to meet specific conditions which will be outlined in the decision notification. These conditions may include a requirement to retake failed courses first, to be restricted to taking one course at a time, to change your major, or to successfully pass a specific course(s) first with a certain grade minimum. Your continuance in courses at the university will assume you have agreed to the conditions of your approved appeal.

If your initial appeal is denied, you have another 30-days, from the date of your denial decision, to submit an appeal rebuttal for final consideration. If you do not submit an appeal rebuttal within 30 days of receiving your appeal outcome, the denial decision will be final and no further appeals will be considered. All decisions of the Office of the Provost will be considered final.