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Academic Appeals Committee (AAC)

The committee is charged with considering written student appeals of either College or program dismissals due to poor academic performance.

  • Meets twice per year
  • Makes recommendations to grant or deny appeals to the Academic Dean
  • Only written appeals filed by the date cited in the dismissal letter will be considered.
  • Submission by email is acceptable    
  • Membership includes two full time tenured faculty, one full time tenure track faculty, two students in good academic standing who are in their second or subsequent year.    
  • AAC is chaired by the Associate Academic Dean who votes only in case of tie.
Any student who believes that he/she was dismissed according to VTC academic policies but has significant mitigating circumstances should submit written appeal to:
Vermont Technical College
Attn: Academic Appeals Committee, Rose Distel
PO Box 500
Randolph Center, VT 05061

The appeals will include:
  • Students full name, address and College ID number
  • A full explanation of the circumstances surrounding the appeal
  • The AAC will meet to and make a recommendation to the Academic Dean
  • The Academic Dean may discuss the appeal with the appropriate Department Chair
  • The Dean will make the final decision on the appeal and notify the student in writing
  • The Deanís decision is final and not subject to further appeal