Appeals Policies Quick Reference

AGS policies are created with busy adult learners in mind. Students have the opportunity to appeal a policy decision if they meet the required timeframe and complete all steps in the instructions. Use this index to quickly identify the appeals process for a particular policy and refer to the catalog page covering additional context. Forms are available by logging into my.ohiochristian.edu/ and searching under the AGS Advising section.

Policy Appeals

How to Submit

Summary Explanation

Absence Appeal

(see p. x)

Send an email to agsappeal@ohiochristian.edu or log on to MyOCU and download/complete form under AGS Advising.

  • Must submit appeal within 7 days of absence
  • For onsite courses only
  • Assignments due according to original due date
  • Participation points will not be awarded

 

Academic Policy Grievance Appeal

(see p. x)

Send an email to agsappeal@ohiochristian.edu or log on to MyOCU and download/complete form under AGS Advising.

  • Involves situations in which a student believes that the University has not followed published academic policies.
  • Student should first contact the person who has made the decision for a full explanation
  • The student may request that the matter be reviewed by the Academic Appeals Committee
  • The student may appeal the Academic Appeals Committee decision to the Academic Dean

Continual Academic Progress Appeal

(see p. x)

Send an email to agsappeal@ohiochristian.edu

 

  • Must submit appeal within five business days of receiving notification of the dismissal
  • Must successfully complete at least one course every four months
  • If appeal is declined, student may re-apply after six months

Disciplinary Appeal

(see p. x)

Send an email to agsappeal@ohiochristian.edu

 

  • Must submit appeal within five business days of receiving notification of the disciplinary action taken

GPA Suspension/Academic Appeal

(see p. x)

Send an email to agsappeal@ohiochristian.edu or log on to MyOCU and download/complete form under AGS Advising.

  • Must submit within one month of suspension notification
  • Provide an account of the extenuating circumstances, such as military service, hospitalization, or death in the immediate family

 

Grade Appeal

(see p. x)

Send an email to agsappeal@ohiochristian.edu or log on to MyOCU and download/complete form under AGS Advising.

  • Must submit appeal within 6 weeks of end date listed in Sonis
  • Reasons to submit grade appeal: (a) instructor has not followed fair grading practice or (b) has not followed published grading policy
  • Student must first contact the instructor for full explanation of the grade given
  • It there is no resolution, submit an appeal with supporting documentation

 

Incompletes

(see p. x)

Send an email to agsappeal@ohiochristian.edu or log on to MyOCU and download/complete form under AGS Advising.

  • Must submit appeal no later than last week of course. If the emergency occurs in the last week, the request must be made within 14 days of end date in Sonis
  • Must have completed 50% of the course
  • Alternative assignments for participation will be assigned for class sessions approved
  • Assignments due for class sessions prior to the incomplete may not be made up
  • Deadline to submit work is five weeks from the end date of the course in Sonis

 

Prior Learning Assessment Appeal

(see p. x)

Send an email to agsappeal@ohiochristian.edu

 

  • PLA typically does not apply to core courses. Students must appeal to obtain permission to write for core credit PLA

Request for Readmission

(see p. x)

Send an email to agsappeal@ohiochristian.edu or log on to MyOCU and download/complete form under AGS Advising.

  • Students suspended for GPA reasons may reapply after six months from the end date of the last course
  • Provide a thorough account of the actions that led to his/her dismissal and a strategy for successfully continuing studies

Request for Withdrawal from Course

(see p. x)

Send an email to your Academic Advisor or log on to MyOCU and download/complete form under AGS Advising.

  • If student does not attend/participate, they receive 100% tuition credit
  • If student only participates in week one, they receive 80% tuition credit
  • If student participates in week two, they are no longer eligible for tuition credit
  • Drop fee applies for courses dropped after the semester begins
  • A withdrawal from a course often requires adjustments to financial aid. Contact Financial Aid office to discuss these adjustments
  • Withdrawal from course affects student’s completion rate

 

Satisfactory Academic Progress

(see p. x)

Submit a legible letter, a completed Financial Aid Appeal Form, and supporting documentation to the OCU Financial Aid Office.

  • Must submit no later than 15 business days before the end of the term for which reinstatement is desired.
  • Supporting documentation must explain in detail why the student failed to meet the minimum academic standards