Academic Drop from the University

A student on probation, or who has received an official warning, who continues to do unsatisfactory work may be dropped by the school. A student who is dropped ends their affiliation with the University.

In certain situations (for example, extenuating circumstances unknown to the Academic Performance Committee or significant positive changes in the student’s academic record, etc.), the student may appeal the drop decision in writing to the Research and Academic Services Office.

The appeal letter should include a clear explanation of any unusual circumstances that affected the student’s performance. In addition, it should contain an explanation as to what steps have been taken to address/remedy the circumstances, so as to ensure successful academic performance if permitted to return. Please note that courses taken elsewhere while on Drop status may not be transferred back to Penn.