Suspension Appeal Form

The Valdosta State University Appeals Committee has the responsibility of rendering decisions concerning students who do not meet the academic requirements for continued enrollment at the University.

To appeal an academic suspension from Valdosta State University, please complete this online form, attach required documentation, and 'click SUBMIT.'

Suspension appeals must be received by the Suspension Appeals Committee by the published deadlines The Fall 2020 appeal deadline is August 5th.  Please submit appeals as soon as possible.  Appeals will not be processed after the deadline.  While each petition is considered on the merits of that particular case, a student placed on academic suspension should not expect to be readmitted to the University for the semester immediately following the suspension.  Only in cases involving extreme extenuating circumstances will be considered by the committee.  Even approved appeals can come with some conditions (limited number of registration hours, change of major, etc.).  The decision of the Suspension Appeals Committee is final.  There is not an additional appeal process.  

Academic suspension is imposed as a strong indication that the student incurring such suspension should withdraw from the University, at least for a time, to reconsider the appropriateness of a college career or to make necessary fundamental adjustments in attitudes toward the academic demands of college.  To review the academic suspension policy, please visit https://www.valdosta.edu/academics/academic-affairs/advising/academic-probation-and-suspension.php

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  • Note: Changing majors may be necessary if the student does not meet all curriculum/degree requirements as stated in the undergraduate catalog. Any change of major must be made well in advance of the registration period, with the advice/consent of both the releasing department and the accepting department.

    Student Data/Major Change Forms are available on the Registrar’s website and at the Registrar’s Office in the University Center-Entrance #5. Changing majors may result in additional coursework to meet new degree requirements. Consult the current catalog for specific college, department, and program admission/major requirements.

  • Documentation REQUIRED.  Submission of required documentation does not guarantee approval of the appeal. The committee takes into consideration not only the severity of the hardship but the full academic history, dates and deadlines, university policy, the relevancy of the documentation.
  • MEDICAL CONDITION: Provide an explanation of your circumstances and attach a letter from a healthcare provider.
    DEATH OF FAMILY MEMBER: Provide an explanation of your circumstances and how it impacted your academic situation. Please attach death certificate and a statement as to why you chose to continue your enrollment.
    MILITARY SERVICE: Provide a statement that describes your situation and a copy of your military orders with dates that correspond with your enrollment period.
    BIRTH OF A CHILD: Provide an explanation of how the birth of your child impacted your academics and provide a copy of the birth certificate or a written statement from a medical professional.
    DIVORCE/SEPARATION/ABANDONMENT: Provide a statement describing how this circumstance impacted your academic status and provide supporting documentation and written statements from a counselor, pastor, employer, professor, attorney, or advisor confirming your situation.
    PERSONAL DIFFICULTIES: Provide an explanation of your circumstances and attach supporting documentation from others that are aware of your situation. Letters could be from a counselor, pastor, professor, academic advisor, attorney confirming your difficulties. If you receive services from VSU, please attach a letter of support from those areas.

  • File attachment size limit is 2 MB.
  • Submission of required documentation does not guarantee approval of the appeal. The committee takes into consideration not only the severity of the hardship but the full academic history, dates and deadlines, university policy, the relevancy of the documentation.


  • File attachment size limit is 2 MB.
  • Submission of required documentation does not guarantee approval of the appeal. The committee takes into consideration not only the severity of the hardship but the full academic history, dates and deadlines, university policy, the relevancy of the documentation.

  • *REQUIRED-Describe what has changed in your situation that will assist you in achieving academic success in the future. Detail your plan for the courses and steps you will take to ensure your success. 

  • File attachment size limit is 2 MB.
  • False swearing statement: I understand that any material false statement made knowingly and willingly by me on this application, or any documents attached hereto may, in accordance with O.C.G.A. 16-10-71, which provides that upon conviction, a person who knowingly commits the offence of false swearing shall be punished by a ne of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years, or both, subject me to prosecution in a court of law. Additionally, I further understand that any such false statement may subject me to immediate dismissal from the institution.

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