Appeal Process

Students who do not supply the necessary documentation or do not meet the threshold for a withdrawal with extenuating circumstances will receive notification of denial via their UNC Charlotte email account. An undergraduate student can appeal a denial of a request to be withdrawn due to extenuating circumstances to the Provost, and a graduate student can appeal to the Dean of the Graduate School. Appeals are accepted up until the last day of the semester in which the WE was denied. The decision by the Provost (undergraduate) or Dean of the Graduate School (graduate) is final. 

  1. An appeal of a denial of a request to be withdrawn due to extenuating circumstances must be based on one or more of the following criteria:
    1. Discrimination based on age, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression;
    2. Failure to follow published written University procedures for a withdrawal due to extenuating circumstances; or
    3. New information that was not available to the student at the time of the original request form. (Note: Medical documentation must come from a current, treating physician. Second opinions do not qualify. Students must be able to show why the medical information was not available at the original request.)
  2. A written narrative and request for an appeal based on the above-listed appeal criteria for undergraduate students must be submitted to the Provost c/o Ms. Juandra Burris, Business Officer, at, and for graduate students must be submitted to Christi Skerlak at

Reviewed and Updated July 2018