Academic Appeal Process
Students dismissed from Valor due to academic deficiency may appeal their dismissal by submitting formal written appeal to the Academic Standards Committee using the form provided with their letter of dismissal. This document provides an opportunity for students to explain any mitigating circumstances or reasons why their dismissal should be reconsidered. A list of procedures under which appeals are conducted will be provided with this form.
Students who file the written appeal normally will be required to attend an interview with a hearing board of the Academic Affairs Committee. After considering the letter of appeal and any additional information presented by the student during the interview, the Academic Affairs Committee will make a recommendation to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Each student is sent a letter regarding the final decision of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. This decision is not subject to further appeal except in cases where students believe their right to a fair hearing (sometimes referred to as due process) has been violated.
If the dismissal is overturned following an appeal, the student is placed on academic probation. The requirements and expectations that form the terms of the probation will be specified in writing. In some cases, the probation may require a mandatory leave of absence (suspension) from the College. The student is responsible for abiding by all requirements of the probation and for taking any other steps necessary to achieve the GPA required for good standing by the end of the next semester on campus. Failure to meet the terms of probation and to achieve satisfactory academic standing will result in dismissal from the College at the end of the probationary semester. An appeal by a student on probation generally will be unsuccessful if the student's semester GPA remains below the standard for good standing.
Students who have been granted an I (Incomplete) for a course and are placed on probation or suspended from the College for any reason after the close of the semester in which the I was given must complete the coursework under the terms set forth on the Incomplete Report. If those terms are not met, the grade will change to F.
Office of Academic Affairs
Valor Christian College
P.O. Box 800
Columbus, OH 43216-0800
Phone: (614) 837-4088