Graduate Student Appeals
Learn more about the Academic Amnesty Policy and Procedures.
Appeals may be submitted to the Graduate Council Appeals Sub-committee* for the following reasons:
- If an applicant is ineligible for admission (i.e., denied admission by the Graduate School but has support for an appeal from the graduate program)
- If a current graduate sudent is ineligible to reenter or continue in Graduate School
If a graduate student in one of these situations wishes to submit an appeal, they must do the following:
- Submit a persuasive letter of petition to the major department or program outlining the reasons for appealing the case. The major department or program appeals committee must support the letter of petition in writing before the Graduate Council Appeals Sub-committee will hear the student's appeal.
- A copy of the student's letter of petition must also be submitted by the graduate student to the Graduate School via email to email@example.com. This notifies the Graduate School that an appeal has been made to the major department or program.
An appeal may also be submitted to the Graduate Council Appeals Sub-committee* for the following reason:
- A current graduate student who wishes to transfer credit from a non-U.S. institution
A graduate student in this situation should submit a petition for transfer credit form with a letter of petition showing equivalent UL Lafayette courses to the courses being transfered. The form and letter of petition should be submitted to the Graduate Coordinator for approval and forwarded to the Graduate School for consideration by the Graduate Council Appeals Sub-committee.
An appeal may be submitted to the Dean of the Graduate School for the following reasons:
- Current graduate students who wish to transfer credits older than six years
- Current graduate students who do not complete a degree within the specified time (six years for a master's degree, seven years for a doctorate)
Graduate students in one of these situations must submit a request in writing for the transfer or for a time extension to the Graduate Coordinator of their graduate program. If the graduate coordinator approves the transfer or time extension, a notation of approval is submitted to the Graduate School for action by the Dean.
* NOTE: The Graduate Council Appeals Sub-committee meets only once per semester on the Friday prior to the start of classes. For fall, this is approximately early- to mid-August. For spring, this is approximatly the first or second week of January. For summer, this is approximately the last week of May. Contact Megan Trahan for the current deadline to submit all appeals materials. Appeals submitted after this deadline may not be heard until the next semester.