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Appeals and Waivers

Academic Appeals

Students may appeal an academic decision. Such appeals must be filed within thirty (30) days of the date of the notification of that decision. All appeals must be submitted in writing to the dean of the School in which the student is enrolled. Note that many academic decisions do not require a formal appeal. Students may begin by submitting a statement of why they believe the decision to be in error, including such supporting materials as course descriptions or syllabi, to the Office of Academic Advising.

Final Grade Appeal forms can be found on the Student Forms page

Academic Waivers

Request for a waiver of a specific requirement and/or University policy must be submitted in writing to the dean of the School in which the student is enrolled.

Administrative (Non-Academic) Appeals and Waivers

Students may appeal a decision from any office in the University regarding an administrative action, policy or procedure. Such an appeal must be submitted in writing to the Administrative Appeals Committee via mail (Thomas Edison State University - Administrative Appeals Committee, 111 W. State St., Trenton, NJ 08608), email at or fax at (609) 777-2957.

Supporting documentation not submitted with the appeal may otherwise be required by the Committee. The Administrative Appeals Committee considers administrative matters involving financial relief, waivers, exceptions to policies, and other special considerations of departmental decisions across all divisions of the University.

Appeals related to Disability Accommodations

A student must first make a written request to the ADA coordinator. If the request is denied, the student may then send a written appeal to the associate provost, Center for Learning and Technology. The appeal must contain the student’s full name, student ID number, address, daytime telephone number and email address (if applicable). The appeal must also include the circumstances surrounding the concern such as specific issue(s) and person(s) involved, specific date(s) of the concern, and the proposed remedy a student is seeking. The appeal must be submitted within fourteen (14) days of receipt of the original denial.

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