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Committee on Course and Standards

Undergraduate students dismissed from City Tech for failing to meet the college's academic standards may appeal to the committee on course and standards for readmission. This appeal process allows students to explain why they could not meet the college's academic standards and why those circumstances would no longer be obstacles to progress. Additionally, students who were assigned WU grades due to unforeseen circumstances may also submit an appeal to the committee to reverse these grades to a W grade.

Helpful Tips for Preparing and Submitting Your Appeal

  • Compose a typed statement for the committee, outlining the factors that have affected your academic progress.
  • Explain any extenuating or extraordinary emotional, financial, legal circumstances that have affected your academic performance. (i.e., personal illness or accident, loss of employment, military, loss of childcare, etc.)
  • Address what change(s) you have made to ensure you will succeed if the appeal is approved.
  • Present a realistic plan and discuss some strategies that will apply in order to stay on track academically. (e.g. seek tutoring, advisement, and/or counseling; decrease work hours, etc.).
  • Evidence/proof of life circumstance described in your personal statement. Examples include (but are not limited to): Healthcare provider statements, proof of illness/injury, accident reports, death certificate, obituary, legal notices, proof of employment-related issues (e.g., letter from employer, pay stubs showing changes in hours).
  • Letters that are submitted as documentation should be official, on letterhead/stationary, and have a signature.
  • Document dates should match the time period described in your personal statement.

Appeal Guidelines

All Appeals for Committee on Courses and Standards must be submitted to Courseandstandards@citytech.cuny.edu. Please click here for the electronic form. Along with the Committee on Course and Standards Appeal Form, you must submit a statement or letter of explanation and supporting documentation if any. This email should only be used to submit appeal forms only and correlating documentation relating to the appeal. NO OTHER FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED!

Important Appeal Deadlines

Tuesday July 9, 2024 by 5:00 pm (For possible Re-instatement into the Fall 2024 term).

Note: All appeals must be emailed to: courseandstandards@citytech.cuny.edu by Tuesday, July 9 by 5:00 pm (For possible Re-instatement into the Fall 2024 term).