Form 1308 - Satisfactory Academic Progress Suspension Appeal Form

Students who fail to meet one or more of the SAP requirements after their warning semester are considered to be ineligible to receive financial aid. Such a student may appeal his/her eligibility status to the SAP Appeals Committee. If approved, aid will be reinstated for a probationary semester. An appeal must be based on significant extenuating circumstances that seriously impacted academic performance.

Documentation is typically required for an appeal to be approved. Third-party documentation of your circumstances gives you the best chance at approval.

Please note that filing a SAP Appeal does not guarantee continued eligibility for financial aid

Procedure:

Students wishing to appeal must submit this online form complete in its entirety and provide supplemental documentation. Please provide an explanation of extenuating circumstances that directly impacted your ability to meet the minimum requirements of the SAP policy for each semester of poor academic performance. Describe the steps that you have taken or will take to address or improve your academic performance. Attach documentation to support your appeal. Appeals are evaluated by committee and students will be notified of a decision by mail or e-mail.

*While the committee understands that financial aid may be needed in order for you to attend classes, this is not a valid reason for approval of an appeal. No consideration will be given for a student's inability to pay. The approval of the appeal is based on your academic history, your explanation, the strength of your documentation, your plan of improvement, and whether or not you can achieve the minimum requirements of a cumulative 67% progression rate and cumulative 2.0 GPA within two semesters.

NOTE the suggested documentation required for each situation
EXAMPLE SITUATION SUGGESTED DOCUMENTATION
Medical/psychological circumstances (excluding chronic conditions - students are responsible for properly balancing school work with known chronic conditions)
  • Statement from physician on letterhead including dates of service and whether or not the student is stable and ready to return to the College
  • Statement from therapist on letterhead including dates of service and whether or not the student is stable and ready to return to the College
  • Do NOT include copies of medical charts
  • Explanation of how situation is resolved or is being managed
Car Accident
  • Police Report
  • Medical Documentation
  • Statement from physician on letterhead including dates of service and whether or not the student is stable and ready to return to the College
  • Documentation from repair company indicating seriousness of accident
Death affecting student/family
  • Obituary
  • Complete copy of funeral program
  • Statement of the relationship between the student and the deceased to accompany the obituary or funeral program
  • Certified Death Certificate
  • Explanation of the effect on the student/family
Personal/family emergency
  • Explanation of how situation has been resolved or is being managed
  • Appropriate medical documentation including statement from physician on letterhead including dates of service
  • Notarized statement from parent or family member regarding situation and effect on student
Other
  • Explanation of situation and how it has been resolved or is being managed
  • Notarized statement from parent or family member regarding situation and effect on student
  • Other documentation depending on type of situation
 
Name:*            Date  
Student ID#*
or last four digits of SSN
Date of Birth:*  
MM/DD/YYYY
Phone:*
XXX-XXX-XXXX
Wake Tech
Email:*        
 
Program:*   Expected Graduation Date:*
MM/YYYY
 
Step 1: Reason for Financial Aid Suspension*
Financial aid is currently suspended due to:
I currently have a cumulative GPA below the 2.0 requirement
I currently have a cumulative progression rate below 67 %. This was previously referred to as your completion rate
Both
Step 2: Explanation of Failure to Meet Minimum SAP Standards*
Provide an explanation of the extenuating circumstances that caused you not to meet the minimum SAP Standards. Documentation must be attached at the end of this form.

Be sure to include the following details:
  • The circumstances that caused you not to meet the minimum SAP standards
  • When the circumstances occurred
  • How long the circumstances lasted
  • How this affected your ability to complete your coursework


Step 3: Explanation of Steps for Future Success*
Describe the steps that you have taken to address the circumstances and ensure that you will be able to meet the minimum SAP requirements in the future. Emphasize what will be different in your situation to allow success. Documentation may be attached at the end of this form.
 
    Attachments:     You may only attach one document. If additional documentation must be submitted to support your appeal please email to [email protected]
Step 4: Student's Certification and Signature*
Please read the following carefully and check Yes next to each statement
I have read the WTCC Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.    Yes       No
I understand that if my appeal is approved, I will be placed on probation for one semester only    Yes       No
I understand that if I am placed on probation, I am required to completed all classes and earn a 2.0 or better term grade point average    Yes       No
I am submitting a complete appeal form. I understand that incomplete appeals will not be reviewed. I have attached documentation.    Yes       No
I understand that my appeal may be denied and that the submission of this appeal does not guarantee that my financial aid will be reinstated. I understand that if my appeal is denied, I will be responsible for any charges.    Yes       No
 
I certify that I am the student listed on this Appeal Form and that all information provided is complete and accurate. 

Student Signature*