Academic Appeals Process and Petition
Appeal to the University Academic Appeals Committee to allow a student put on suspension to return to classes.
Requires NON-medical extenuating circumstances.


Appeals Date Materials Due
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by 5:00 PM on Friday, August 16th. Phone conferences,            
REQUIRED,with Dr. Smith by 5pm on   Monday, August 19th.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by 5PM on Friday, August 23rd.Phone conferences,                    
REQUIRED,with Dr.Smith by 5pm on  Tuesday, August 27th.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by 5:00 PM on Friday, January 10th. Phone conferences,           
REQUIRED, with Dr. Smith by 5pm on Tuesday, January 14th.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

by 5:00 PM on Friday, January 16th. Phone conferences,              
REQUIRED, with Dr. Smith by 5pm on Tuesday, January 20th.

Wednesday,May 20, 2020            by 5:00 PM on Friday, May 15th. Phone conferences,                  
REQUIRED, with Dr.Smith by 5pm on Tuesday, May 19th.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020; by 5:00PM on Friday, June 19th.  Phone Conferences,
REQUIRED, with Dr. Smith by 5pm Tuesday, June 23rd.

Please note:  All materials should be submitted to Kimberly Sifford.
Students should call 231-8440 to schedule the required phone conference.

Academic Success Agreement

Agreement between student and advisor to improve academic performance.


Academic Warning Assessment Form
Form to be completed by students who earn a term GPA below 2.0 while maintaining an overall GPA of 2.0 or above.


Adding Back Classes after Financial Purge
Used to "re-add" courses which have been dropped due to a financial purge. In addition, to completing this form the student must attach a copy of the letter from the University Bursar's Office stating that tuition and fees have been paid.


Authorization for Release of Academic Information (FERPA)
Allows your advisors and other authorized university officials to discuss information in your academic records with persons you specify. Access to form is through Hokie Spa > FERPA.


Authorization to Take Courses at Another Institution
Requests permission to take courses at another institution and receive credit for an equivalent course at VT.


Education Abroad: Authorization to take courses elsewhere
Requests permission to take classes abroad and receive transfer credit at VT.


Final Exam Change Request
Requests a change in the time of a final exam that is NOT a common-time exam. Requires having either 3 or more exams scheduled to begin within 24 hours, or 2 or more exams with times that conflict.


Overhours Request
Requests permission to take more than 19 credit hours.


Petition to Drop a Course after the deadline
Requests permission for a late drop (extraordinary circumstances are required for this request to be granted).


Requests permission to drop ALL classes.


Undergraduate Research/Independent Study
Request approval for UG Research and Independent Study courses.

"W" Grade Policy
Requests a status of Withdrawn (W) for a particular class in place of a grade. Can be applied to 3 courses, regardless of credit hours.

Other Forms

Forms for requesting Generated ID numbers, Certifications, in-state residency, and academic transcripts are available from the Registrar.