Filing an Appeal

Appeal Process/Deadlines

Appeal Submission

Any student wishing to file an academic appeal must submit a  ARC Appeal Application Form , and any supporting documentation (if necessary) to the Chair of the Academic Routine Committee. 


NOTE: Appeals submitted by any individual other than the student will not be considered for review. They will be considered supporting documentation and the appeal will not be heard until such time that an appeal is submitted by the student.


An online submission using the ARC Appeal Application Form is the preferred method.   for submitting an appeal to the Academic Routine Committee. However, please call (573) 681-5489 to verify your appeal was received.  An appeal can be submitted in writing following the Instructions for Filing an Appeal.  These forms are also available in the office of the Chair of the Academic Routine Committee in room 116 Stamper Hall. All appeals may be mailed in to the Chair of the Academic Routine Committee for review.





Late Appeals

Appeal Decisions



If a student misses the deadline to appeal for reinstatement for the semester in which the student wishes to return, the student will be notified in writing that they have missed the deadline date for filing an appeal, and their appeal will NOT be reviewed for that semester.  Additionally, the student will be forwarded a Returning Student Checklist outlining the steps the student needs to take upon their return to Lincoln after their suspension has been completed.

The steps of an appeal process are outlined below:


  1. Submit a ARC Appeal Application Form
  2. Submit any supporting documentation with the appeal (i.e. proof of attendance at tutoring and/or mentoring, medical documentation, letters of support from faculty/staff, family, etc.)
  3. The appeal is heard by the Committee
  4. A recommendation is made by the Committee to the Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost
  5. A decision from the Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost regarding the appeal will be sent to the address the student supplied on the ARC Appeal Application Form


NOTE: Appeal decisions are not sent electronically and are not provided over the phone. All appeal decisions are mailed in writing to the student.




Contact Us

Questions, Comments, and Concerns:


If you have any questions about the appeals process, or whether your situation merits an academic appeal, please feel free to contact the Chair of the Academic Routine Committee or the Assistant for additional assistance.  The office is located at 824 Chestnut St in 116 Stamper Hall.


Regular hours:  Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.