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Undergraduate Suspension Appeal

Suspension Posted Appeal Application Deadline Appeal Decision Posted
December 2017 January 1, 2018; 11:59pm January 3, 2018

NOTE: The Appeals Committee makes decisions immediately after the deadline. No late submissions are accepted. The suspension appeal decisions will be posted in LEO Online on the transcript as well as emailed to the student.

Please follow this format exactly. Incomplete appeals will be denied.

You are strongly encouraged to talk to your academic advisor before appealing your suspension.

Your appeal must be in the format listed below to be considered by the Suspension Appeal Committee and all supporting documentation must be included with your appeal. Gather any other documentation that you believe will help your case, e.g., memo from a doctor, disability test results, medical or psychological evaluation, etc. Include only essential materials, please. (Documentation must be included with the appeal. If documentation is not included, the appeal will NOT be considered.)


Paragraph 1: What happened? Provide detailed explanation for your lack of satisfactory academic progress. If you have previously been accepted back to Old Dominion University after an earlier suspension, explain the circumstances that led to your current suspension.

Paragraph 2: What support services did you use? Please describe which support services you used during the semester (tutoring in the Learning Commons and/or Student Success Center, meetings with your academic advisor and/or peer mentoring, meetings with a Counselor in Counseling Services or Educational Accessibilty). If you did not use any services, please explain why you chose not to utilize support services at ODU.

Paragraph 3: What has changed? Provide an explanation of how your circumstances have changed and how these changes will allow you to perform at a satisfactory level. Provide a detailed plan of action, including long term and short term goals, which you will follow to achieve academic success if you are readmitted to the college.

Supporting documentation is required. You may either 1) upload documentation above to submit with this form, 2) fax to 757-683-6884, or 3) email to advisor@odu.edu.

If you email documentation to advisor@odu.edu, then please write suspension appeal in the subject and include your name, UIN, your attached documentation, and indicate the you submitted your application using the online form.

Please do not submit your application or documentation more than once.

Required: By selecting the statements, below you are indicating that you have read and understand the appeal process.


Appeal Checklist

In all cases, the following are REQUIRED


  1. A complete Undergraduate Suspension Appeal form.
    • Detailed explanation for the lack of satisfactory academic progress (Paragraph 1)
    • Description of support services used during the semester or explanation of why support services were not used (Paragraph 2)
    • Detailed plan of action if appeal is granted (Paragraph 3)
  2. Submission of any supporting documents and/or letters of support.


Office of Advisor Support and Completion Initiatives (Academic Continuance)
Old Dominion University
Student Success Center
Norfolk, VA 23529
757.683.3773 (phone)
757.683.6884 (fax)
advisor@odu.edu (email)