Forms

Appeal for a Hardship Withdrawal

Permission to withdraw from a Western Michigan University course after the student-initiated withdrawal period has passed may be granted only for hardship circumstances beyond your control that limited your ability to perform normally in the course. Hardship may include, but is not limited to: severe physical or mental illness, injury of student or close family member, death of a close family member, act of violence, and exigencies of military service where established procedures are not applicable. Examples of situations not considered a hardship include, but are not limited to: student dislikes course, teaching method or professor; student considers course too difficult; student has taken on more academic or other obligations than student can handle; change in major so course no longer needed; financial constraints; any situations of resolved or unresolved academic integrity charges.

Begin your appeal for hardship withdrawal

Appeal for a Non-attendance Withdrawal

Permission to withdraw from a course for non-attendance after the student-initiated withdrawal period has passed may be granted only for students who did not attend, participate or contribute to the courses in any way—even once—whether online, traditional lecture, or any other method or setting. 

Begin your appeal for non-attendance withdrawal

Course Grade and Program Dismissal Appeals

This form is for students who wish to engage in either the Grade Appeal or Program Dismissal Appeal process. This form must be filled out by the student and submitted to the Office of the University Ombudsman to initiate the process.

Begin the grade appeal or program dismissal appeal process

Grade Appeal

Instructor Information

This form is completed by the instructor of record to provide information for the Grade Appeal process.

Begin the grade appeal process as an instructor 

Student Information

This form is completed by the student to provide information for the Grade Appeal process.

Begin the grade appeal process as a student

Program Dismissal

Instructor Information

This form is completed by the instructor of record to provide information for the Program Dismissal process.

Begin the program dismissal Appeal Process as an instructor

Student Information

This form is completed by the student to provide information for the Program Dismissal Appeal process.

Begin the program dismissal appeal process as a student