Academic Dismissal Appeal Procedure

If you are on academic probation and fail to attain a cumulative GPA in NIU courses of at least 2.00 you will become a candidate for academic dismissal from the university. Also, if you are failing all of the courses for which you are registered for in a single semester (including summer session) you will become a candidate for academic dismissal from the university. For information on academic probation and warning, please refer to the academic regulations section on the NIU Undergraduate Catalog.

If you have been academically dismissed, the Academic Advising Center (AAC) provides you the opportunity to appeal that decision in an effort to ensure fairness and consideration of all factors leading to the dismissal from the university. Please be aware that there is no guarantee that an appeal of dismissal will be approved.

If you wish to appeal, please submit a Dismissal Appeal form online. You will need to log in with your Z-ID and password to access this form.

Dismissal Appeal Requirements

  • Clear explanation of extenuating circumstances
  • Realistic academic plan
  • Identification of campus resources you will utilize
  • Specific class schedule you would ideally enroll in if able to return for the next term


Semester Dismissed Deadline Date
Fall Wednesday before subsequent spring classes begin
Spring Wednesday before subsequent summer or fall classes begin; dependent on intended enrollment term
Summer Wednesday before subsequent fall classes begin.

Contact Us

Academic Advising Center
Campus Life Building, room 222
815- 753-2573
815-753-2902 (fax)


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Appointments Available
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