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Academic Dismissal Appeals Procedure

The College of Health & Human Sciences (CHHS) allows students who have been academically dismissed to appeal that decision in an effort to ensure fairness and consideration of all factors leading to the dismissal from the University. Please be aware there is no guarantee that an appeal of dismissal will be approved.

Students wishing to appeal a summer 2017 dismissal should submit a formal letter of appeal to Dr. Beverly Henry, Associate Dean, CHHS, no later than Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

Appeal letters should include information that would explain the reason for academic difficulty including, but not limited to:

  • What prevented you from being academically successful.
  • Extenuating circumstance(s) that lead to the academic difficulty
    • Medical issue, family issue, etc.
  • What would be different if you were allowed to return.
  • Identify resources that you would utilize if allowed to return.

The appeal letter should also include the following information:

  • Z-ID
  • Telephone number
  • Return Address
  • Student Signature

Appeal letters may be submitted by FAX at 815-753-6169 or by U.S. postal mail to the following address:


Dr. Beverly Henry, Associate Dean
College of Health and Human Sciences
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115