Dismissal from school may occur if:

  • The student does not finish a program within the maximum number of credit hours allowed, i.e. the credit hours attempted exceed 1.5 times the credit hours required to complete the program.
  • The student does not return from an approved Leave of Absence.
  • The student grossly violates the university’s Code of Conduct.
  • The student fails to meet the terms stipulated in a Notice of Probation.
  • The student is absent for more than 14 days without notifying the university.

Dismissal Appeal Process

Any Stanbridge University student who believes that they have been subjected to an improper decision by an academic program, or the Office of Student Services, is entitled to file an appeal and obtain an independent review of the decision.

To submit an appeal, students are required to email the Office of Instruction at appeal.instruction@stanbridge.edu. Any official documentation that supports the appeal should be included.

Appeal requests must be received by the end of the fifth (5) business day following the rendering of the decision and/or charges against the student. Appeals submitted after the fifth business day will not be accepted.

An Appeal Committee will evaluate the appeal petition and provide an appeal decision to the student, in accordance with the university’s appeals process, within fifteen (15) business days of receipt of the petition. Appeal decisions may take the following actions:

  • Deny the appeal
  • Grant the appeal
  • Grant with appeal with new and/or modification to any sanctions

If a student is dissatisfied with the appeal decision, they may request the Office of the President review the full record and appeal documents by emailing appeal.president@stanbridge.edu within five (5) business days following the rendering of the decision by the Appeal Committee for readmission using the guidelines below.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)