Fall 2024 Academic Suspension appeals are due by: Monday, July 15th - 11:59pm

Review for next semester will start in March for potential early registration opportunities.

Review the due dates, video tutorial, expectations, and submit your appeal via the “Suspension Appeal Form” link below

Academic Suspension Standing Policy

A student on Academic Probation/Recovery standing who is not making academic progress toward Good Academic standing (meeting semester GPA requirements) will be prohibited from registering for classes at MSU Denver for three-consecutive semesters from the date of suspension (end of term).

Students on Academic Suspension standing who intend to continue taking classes during the next semester must first submit an appeal of their academic standing to the Student Intervention Services by the prescribed semester deadline.

Students who do not submit an appeal by the deadline who have registered for the anticipated semester will be dropped from their courses.

Appeal Expectations

Read the instructions below very carefully, they are important for the success of your appeal.

  • Fully answer each question.
  • It is your responsibility to provide complete reasoning for the committee to approve your appeal.

      Treat these questions like an essay.

  • Explain the reasons for your academic decline.
    • Include information on all of the semesters affecting your GPA was below 2.0, not just the most recent
    • Identify all specific incidents and/or causes for your academic decline (be comprehensive, but stick to relevant details)
    • Show honesty and self-reflection (an understanding of what role you played in the situation)
  • Explain your plan of action for the future.
    • What steps have you taken to addressed the reasons for your academic decline (How have the issues you were experiencing been solved?)
    • Explain the steps and responsibility you are currently taking to help fulfill the terms of the probation contract
    • Explain the steps and responsibility you will take in the future to fulfill the terms of the probation contract
    • Include the ultimate goals you are achieving by being enrolled in this university
  • Add documentation within the form.


If you need assistance reviewing your appeal for grammar before submitting it, please use the MSU Denver Writing Center.

Please allow 7-10 working days for the decision to be made. You will be emailed the decision to your MSU Denver email address.

If your appeal is approved, you must schedule an appointment and meet with Kim Williams to register for classes. Request an appointment by emailing [email protected] or call 303-605-564.

Please take into account that the Student Academic Review Committee decision is final (see Academic Standing Policy).

If you are denied and still wish to speak to a professional staff member, you may schedule an appointment. However, be aware that the meeting will be to discuss the options that you have, NOT to discuss the changes to the decision that was made by the Student Academic Review Committee.

Suspension Appeals Form


Contact Information

Student Intervention Services

Please email or call the SIS with questions about the Academic Standing policy or to schedule an advising appointment.


[email protected]

Main Phone:


Mailing Address:

Metropolitan State University of Denver
P.O. Box 173362
Box 71 – Academic Review Committee
Denver, CO 80217-3362


Jordan Student Success Building 170 (Window #2) See Auraria Campus Map

Associate Director for Advising Systems & Intervention Services

Kimberly Williams
[email protected]


Advising Systems Coordinator for Intervention Services

Patrick Wise
[email protected]