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Appeals to Academic Policy

Eastern Connecticut State University sets policies and deadlines through the University Senate and other administrative offices. These policies and deadlines ensure the integrity of the Eastern degree and provide fairness to all students at Eastern.

“Appeals” to academic policy are not meant for solutions to problems students can avoid by understanding and following typical university guidelines.

The University considers allowing for appeals for students who have made a diligent effort to work within University requirements but who encounter problems clearly beyond their control. Appeals are only granted in rare and extraordinary circumstances.

Type of Appeals that can be requested here:

  • Substitutions for LAC requirements (usually for transfer credits)
  • Credit limit in specific term appeals (credit overload)
  • Waivers for language requirements, math placement exam or writing placement exam.
  • Other (as directed by an advisor)*

    It takes time to arrive at a fair decision. Allow for 3-5 business days for the office to process your request. Be sure to check your Eastern email and respond to any requests for additional information. DO NOT assume your appeal will be automatically granted. You will be notified via email when your request has been completed.

Major/minor requirement appeals should be directed to the appropriate Department Chairperson.



All Advising Center appeals are completed through eWeb. Here are the steps to complete this process:

  1. Log into eWeb
  2. Click the “Student Services” tab at the top of the page
  3. Click “Student Records”
  4. Select “Academic Appeals”
  5. Choose appeal type, and fill in required information. Be sure to include a thorough reason for the request.
  6. Submit. A confirmation email will be sent to your Eastern email address.

    If you need assistance with this process, please visit the Academic Success Center in Library 109 or call (860) 465‐4526