Academic Dismissal Appeals Procedure

The College of Health and Human Sciences allows students who have been academically dismissed to appeal that decision in an effort to ensure fairness and consideration of all factors leading to dismissal from the university. Please be aware there is no guarantee that an appeal of dismissal will be approved.

Your appeal must include the following:

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

Log in with your Z-ID and password to access the dismissal appeal form.


For exact dates and deadlines, check the NIU Academic Calendar.

Semester Dismissed Deadline Date
Fall Wednesday before subsequent spring classes begin.

Wednesday before subsequent summer or fall classes begin; dependent on intended enrollment term.

Summer Wednesday before subsequent fall classes begin.

For additional information, please contact us at 815-753-1891.

Contact Us

College of Health and Human Sciences Advising
Wirtz Hall 227


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