There is no appeal from placement on Academic Probation.
The appeal procedure for decisions of the CAPPS is outlined below:
- When PVCAPPS recommends a student for dismissal, the SVM Dean of Students or designee will communicate this recommendation to the students and to the Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine. The student then has the option to withdraw from the Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program within five (5) days of receipt of the recommendation of dismissal. Students will then have a withdrawal status once their withdrawal is processed.
- When a student is submitting an appeal, the appeal should explain any mitigating or extraordinary circumstances which were beyond the student’s control, and which caused or contributed to his/her poor performance. The form should be accompanied by a remedial plan. The SVM Dean of Students or designee will forward the student’s appeal and the recommendation of dismissal letter to the SVM Academic Appeals Panel (SVMAAP) for the Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program.
- The SVMAAP for the Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program will communicate its decision to the Office of the Dean of the SVM. Students are notified of this decision via e-mail.
Should the student wish to appeal this decision, the case must fall into one of the following two categories:
- Cases in which new evidence is presented or new witnesses come forward; or
- Cases in which an unprofessional procedure can be demonstrated.
The Office of the Dean of SVM reserves the right to refuse to review the cases that do not meet these criteria.
All decisions of the SVMAAP for the Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program are reported in writing to the Office of the Dean of the SVM within 48 hours.
If a student does not withdraw or submit an appeal, the Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine will dismiss the student and transmit that decision by e-mail to the student with a copy to the Dean of Students and the Office of the University Registrar.