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303.17 - Readmission Policy for Graduate Students

University Group Policy #303.17

I.  Policy Statement

Following suspension/dismissal for unsatisfactory academic performance the student has the right to appeal for readmission and must be reinstated in order to continue in the program. To initiate an appeal, the student shall submit a letter to the Program Coordinator/Department Chair explaining the basis of the appeal within 10 business days following suspension/dismissal.

The Program Coordinator/Department Chair will designate a committee to consider the student’s appeal. The committee will be composed of faculty members not directly involved with the suspension/dismissal of the student. The appeal will be addressed within 10 business days and the committee will recommend to the Dean of the school/college that the student either be reinstated to or dismissed from the program. The committee makes a recommendation on the individual merits of the student’s appeal. The Dean of the school/college will make the final determination and notify the student of the decision in writing.

This decision of the Dean of the school/college is final.

II.     Applicability

This policy is applicable to graduate students at Winston-Salem State University.

Responsible Division: Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs

Authority: Board of Trustees


  • Adopted: December 10, 2010