Academic Appeals Process
Two committees are based in the Weissman Associate Dean’s Office – the Weissman Committee on Academic Standing and the Pathways Transfer Credit Appeal Committee.
Weissman Committee on Academic Standing
The Committee on Academic Standing meets once per month during the fall and spring semesters to review student appeals in academic matters.
These are some of the appeals handled by the committee:
- Retroactive withdrawal from a class or total resignation (after the semester is over)
- Permission to drop after the deadline (within the semester)
- Request for an extension to resolve an INC grade
- Request for reinstatement if dismissed
- Third repeat of a course
- Curricular adjustments or waivers of academic rules
All requests should include a completed appeal form and include documented, supporting evidence: medical notes, military papers, etc. The filing of an appeal does not guarantee a favorable decision; the committee weighs all the information presented by the student and arrives at a conclusion based upon the application of college rules and the appropriateness of the request.
Please note: Appeals often require input/recommendations from offices throughout the college. Submission of an appeal before the meeting date does not guarantee the request will be considered at that meeting.
The student is informed in writing of the committee’s decision. Students do not appear before the committee.
The Weissman Committee on Academic Standing is based in the Office of the Associate Dean. Appeals should be submitted via email to WSAS.CASAppeals@baruch.cuny.edu.
Pathways Transfer Credit Appeal Committee
After admission to Baruch College, students receive a Transfer Credit Evaluation Report which provides an accounting of how transfer credits will meet Pathways and other degree requirements. Any transfer student with concerns about how completed courses have been evaluated for transfer credit must meet with a campus advisor to review their Transfer Evaluation Report. After that meeting, students may initiate the Pathways transfer credit appeal process.
The appeal committee meets regularly during the fall and spring semesters, and reviews requests from students to substitute transferred courses to satisfy Pathways Core requirements, to reconsider how transfer credits were evaluated, and/or to deviate from established Pathways curriculum policies. Please refer to the Baruch College Pathways Appeals Process page for more detailed information and instructions.