Suspension Appeals (Appeal option only available for First Suspension)
Students wishing to appeal their academic suspension may submit their Suspension Appeal Form. Your Appeal will be reviewed by the Suspension Appeal Committee. You will be notified through your OCCC Email after the Committee has made a decision.
Students on academic probation, not meeting the requirements of that probation, will be suspended for the next regular (16-week) semester. After one semester of suspension, a student must be readmitted in the Office of Records. Students placed on a first suspension have the option of appealing so that they do not have to "sit out" for a sixteen week semester.
To be Appeal a First Academic Suspension students must submit the following:
- A completed Suspension Appeal Form
- Typed letter explaining circumstances which affected the student's academic success.
Spring 2023 Suspension Appeal Dates
|Appeal Meeting Date||Deadline to Submit Suspension Appeal|
|January 6, 2023||Friday, January 6th at 12:00pm|
|January 13, 2023||Friday, January 13th at 12:00pm|
Late Withdrawal Appeals
Students needing to petition for Late Withdrawal from courses may submit their Late Withdrawal Appeal Form. Your Appeal will be reviewed by the Late Withdrawal Appeal Committee. You will be notified through your OCCC Email after the Committee has made a decision.
Students may petition to withdraw after the add/drop or withdrawal deadline if an emergency situation exists. An emergency is defined as an extraordinary and unforeseen event (such as an illness requiring hospitalization, work transfer to another state) that occurred after the add/drop or withdrawal deadline and/or prevented the student from withdrawing by the deadline.
To be considered for a Late Withdrawal, students must submit the following:
- A completed Late Withdrawal Appeal Form
- Typed letter explaining the circumstances which prevented timely withdrawal from courses.
- Documentation to support circumstances of the appeal.
Late Withdrawal Appeal Committee meetings:
|Appeal Meeting Date||Deadline to Submit Withdrawal Appeal|
|Last Monday of Every Month||Friday before meeting|
The appeal will be reviewed by a committee and the committee’s decision will be final.
|Fall semester||Last Friday in March|
|Spring semester||Last Friday in August|
|Summer semester||Last Friday in October|
Appeals filed more than 90 days after the semester in question will not be accepted.
Students needing to petition for In-State tuition classification may submit their residency appeal form Residency Petition
ALL DOCUMENTS CAN BE UPLOADED AND SUBMITTED WITH THE APPEAL. NO DOCUMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN PERSON.
Residency Appeals Committee meetings:
|Appeal Meeting Date||Deadline to Submit Residency Appeal|
|Weekly||Appeals for the current semester will be taken through the end of the semester.|
Your appeal will be reviewed by the Residency Committee. Please note, approval begins for the current semester. It will not apply to previous semesters. You will be notified through your OCCC email after the committee has made a decision. Incomplete appeals will not be reviewed by the committee.