Appeal Letter Template
To whom it may concern:
First paragraph: clearly explain the semester(s) and/or class(es) for which you are appealing. Be as specific as possible. You may consider adding the course registration number (CRN) or number of hours in the course. If you are appealing for a retroactive hardship withdrawal, you must include the date that you last attended class during the semester in which you were experiencing a hardship.
Second paragraph/section: write out the reasons for the withdrawal, grade change, or other request. Include any relevant medical information (physical health and/or mental health). Include any information about a personal hardship.
Third paragraph/section: describe any supporting documents you are including with your appeal. Include any and all related documentation as pdf attachments, or drop them off to our office or email them along with your appeal letter.
Conclusion: add any final remarks you would like the Petitions Subcommittee to consider. IF you would like an in-person meeting with the Petitions Subcommittee, you need to explicitly state your request.
UGA Student Name
Instructions for a letter of appeal:
- Write out the appeal letter according to the attached template. You must write and sign the letter yourself: no one else can prepare your appeal on your behalf.
- Include any documents that support your appeal. These could be medical/mental health records, a letter from your healthcare provider, or any evidence of a personal hardship (like a death certificate of a loved one).
- Submit your appeal and supporting documents online here. If you are submitting an academic appeal to be reviewed by the Educational Affairs Petitions Subcommittee, please select UGA Student on the drop box, then fill out the appropriate boxes. Incomplete appeals will not be filed.
- If you have a question regarding the status of your appeal, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.