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Students Academically Suspended or Academically Dismissed from Liberty University may appeal for readmission under Academic Amnesty per the following protocols:
The following policies can be found in the Graduate Student Affairs and Liberty University Student Advocate websites.
Complaints not specifically addressed by policies in any portion of the above student support areas should be directed to the Liberty University Online Student Advocate Office by following the complaint procedure below and completing the Student Complaint Form. The Liberty University Online Student Advocate Office will assess the complaint, identify the appropriate person(s) to assist the student, and facilitate contact with the student and appropriate office(s) to ensure resolution of the complaint.
It is important to note that this policy is ONLY for complaints not addressed by other stated policies. Additionally, the Liberty University Online Student Advocate Office may be contacted in cases where a student is uncertain on how to proceed with a complaint, or if a complaint remains unresolved after a reasonable amount of time.
You can view the honor code for all Liberty University undergraduate and graduate students.
Liberty encourages students to have open and respectful communication with their professor to resolve any concerns regarding individual course assignment grades and/or the final grade for the course.
Only final posted grades may be appealed beyond the professor. Please click here to access the grade appeal form. To access the form, you will need to log in using your Liberty username and password.
Appeals are accepted only when the grade assigned conflicts with:
Appeals, other than those mentioned above, will not be reviewed. The student must provide written documentation that demonstrates the occurrence of one or more of the above grounds for appeal. Documentation may be in the form of email correspondence, graded assignments, proof of timely submission, etc. After submitting the appeal, if additional information is needed, the student will be notified via their Liberty Webmail.
A student wishing to appeal a final grade must submit the appeal to their professor and seek to resolve the situation with them. If the student wishes to appeal further they must follow the process outlined below:
If the student has additional support for their appeal, the student may re-appeal to the Academic Dean, through the appeal portal after receiving the decision of the Online Associate Dean. This written appeal must be submitted within five business days of the Online Associate Dean’s decision. The Academic Dean will review the student's appeal, as well as any information provided by the faculty member. The Academic Dean will have seven days to review the appeal, from the time of submission. When the review is complete, the student will be notified of the decision via their Liberty Webmail and the appeal portal.The Academic Dean’s decision is final.
Learn more about the FERPA Act or Liberty's FERPA policy and release form.
For more information about our Withdrawal Policies and Financial Aid Policies, visit the Financial Aid Policies webpage.