University of Southern Indiana

Administrative Appeals

The purpose of the Administrative Appeals Committee is to determine if there is fault on the part of the University in regards to administrative issues. Administrative issues include, but are not limited to, fee refunds or assessments, calendar deadlines, and other relevant student-administrative issues. Appeals must be submitted within one year from the end of the term that is in question. (For example, if a student wishes to appeal an issue from Fall 2020, the student has until the end of Fall 2021 to submit an appeal for review).

If you are asking for an exception to a policy, the student must write a detailed narrative describing why they feel an exception to a University policy should be made. Explain specifically what they are asking for and why they believe their situation should be considered by the committee. To file an appeal, a student must fill out the Administrative Appeal Request form; the form should be typed to ensure legibility. All appeals must be signed by the student. Appeals written by anyone other than the student will NOT be accepted.

Second Appeal
If a student chooses to appeal an Administrative Appeal denial, a second appeal must be submitted within 90 days from the date of the denial letter.

The committee is comprised of University representatives who sincerely want to consider a properly filed appeal. Appeals should be regarded as a professional communication between the student and the committee.


  1. Refer to the Administrative Appeal Request Example (PDF) for an illustration of a properly completed form.
  2. Use the Administrative Appeal Request Form (PDF) to prepare your appeal. Open the appeal form or save it to your computer. Type directly onto the form, being sure to fill in all required information. Print the completed form, then sign and date it and attach any supporting documentation.
  3. Mail, fax (812-461-5367), scan and email, or hand carry the appeal request to the Center for Exploring Majors (Education Center, room 1142).

Please send any questions regarding the Administrative Appeals process to the .

Upcoming Meetings
The committee meets once a month to review and act upon submitted appeals. Upcoming meetings, and the corresponding deadline for submitting appeal documentation, are scheduled as follows (all dates are subject to change):

Appeals Received By: Will be considered on the following meeting date:
August 20, 2021 September 8, 2021
September 24, 2021 October 13, 2021
October 22, 2021 November 10, 2021
November 19, 2021 December 8, 2021
December 22, 2021 January 12, 2022
January 21, 2022 February 9, 2022
February 18, 2022 March 9, 2022
March 25, 2022 April 13, 2022
April 22, 2022 May 11, 2022
May 20, 2022 June 8, 2022

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