The information on this page will help you decide whether you want to appeal your dismissal and how to make your appeal.
This web page is to help guide students who have been placed in the dismissal process at Buffalo State. This happens to quite a few students, so you are not alone in experiencing these difficulties. We know there are many reasons for such difficulties, including personal, financial, health, family, etc. We want to give you an opportunity to explain what went wrong, and make an appeal to have your dismissal rescinded.
How Do I Appeal this Dismissal?
You must complete and submit the Academic Dismissal Appeal Form by the deadline set in your e-mail and letter.
You may submit your Academic Dismissal Appeal Form by regular mail (address below) or you can scan and e-mail the application to email@example.com.
School of Natural and Social Sciences Dean’s Office, CLAS A113
Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
Failure to submit an application by the deadline will forfeit your right to appeal, and you will be immediately dismissed. Upon dismissal, all spring registrations, housing contracts, and meal plans will be administratively cancelled by the college.
What Happens if my Appeal is Approved?
If your appeal is approved, you will be expected to 1) develop a plan of action with the help of a probationary adviser, and 2) sign a contract indicating your willingness to take these actions during the upcoming semester. Some of the actions that could be recommended are listed in this document: Academic Probation Requirements
What if I’m Already Registered for J-Term or Spring Classes?
If you are registered for J-term or spring courses at Buffalo State you will be allowed to keep those registrations, if your appeal is successful. However, it is imperative that you discuss these courses with the dean’s office as soon as possible, as they may not be helpful to your academic recovery. J-term or spring courses will not be administratively dropped by the college, you must drop your own courses if you no longer wish to attend school at Buffalo State.
If you decide not to appeal or your appeal is denied, your spring semester courses will be cancelled by the college.
What if I Choose NOT to Appeal?
Sometimes it’s better to take some time off. You may need time to resolve a family crisis, deal with financial problems, or take care of other life issues. It’s possible you have lost your state (TAP) or federal financial aid. Taking time off from college can prevent the possibility of adding additional costs for tuition, housing, etc. After one year, you can reapply to Buffalo State. The reapplication form is short, and it’s free!
I Need More Information to Make a Decision
If you have any questions about this dismissal, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. M. Herter (716) 878-6434. Please be sure to indicate to the secretary that you wish to discuss your dismissal appeal.
What if My Appeal is Denied?
If your appeal is denied, there is one additional level of appeal. More information will be provided to you about the second appeal process if this occurs.
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