Graduate Appeals


The Graduate Appeals Committee meets approximately every three weeks for graduate/doctoral student appeals. Completed petitions must be received by 12pm (noon) three working days prior to each scheduled meeting to be included in the upcoming appeals meeting. Failure to complete all sections or obtain all signatures will prevent the appeal from being processed.

If an appeal is granted, the student will be charged a minimum $50 appeal fee. It is the student’s responsibility to check with Student Accounts and Financial Aid (if applicable) to determine how their appeal may affect their account. For requests to waive appeal fees, tuition charges and/or other fees, the student will need to submit a separate appeal to the Student Accounts office.

Please be advised, effective fall 2013, the university has implemented a new Statute of Limitation for Academic Appeals. To view the policy click here.

Statement of Request

Students statement of request must include:
(1) specific details of the course(s) for which you are requesting an add, drop, withdraw or extension of time, (2) the reason you missed the registration deadline, and (3) the extenuating circumstance you feel an exception to University policy should be granted. All supporting documentation must be submitted with the appeal. Examples of documentation may include, but are not limited to, a doctor’s note, accident report, and verification of change in employment from employer.

Return the completed appeal form and any supporting documents to:

Graduate Academic Services, via e-mail: or or fax: (909) 448-1668 or in person to Woody Hall.

All petitions for appeals and supporting documents must be received in our office by 12pm (noon) with all requisite signatures by three working days prior to each scheduled meeting.

Graduate Appeal Committee Meetings

Schedule for Meeting dates are as follows:

  • February 09, 2023
  • March 02, 2023   and   March 23, 2023
  • April 13, 2023
  • May 04, 2023     and   May 25, 2023
  • June 15, 2023
  • August 17, 2023
  • September 07, 2023   and  September 28, 2023
  • October 12, 2023
  • November 09, 2023
  • December 07, 2023

How do I file an appeal?

An appeal may be filed through the office of Graduate Academic Services. The appeal form can be downloaded by clicking Appeal for Waiver to University Policy Form.

Master and Doctoral students must contact Mary Soto at 909-448-4506 or via email at for appeal information.

How do I pay my appeal fee?

Once an appeal is granted, payment can be made in person at Student Accounts or online through the La Verne Portal.  Students will be notified, via their ULV email address, by Graduate Academic Services of the status of the appeal request.

Failure to process granted appeals within 30 days of the appeal decision will result in the appeal being null and void.

Online – From the La Verne Portal, click on Student Accounts > Student Account History > Payment. You will need to input the appeal payment amount. Once you have completed this transaction, Graduate Students must contact Mary Soto at 909-448-4506, or via email at