Student Appeals

The Student Appeals Office provides equitable and orderly processes by which to request reconsideration of an academic or administrative decision.

What is an appeal? A petition to change a decision rendered about an academic, administrative, or financial matter. The basis for a student’s appeal may be either that the judgment was unfair in the view of the student or that the college's policies were applied incorrectly in the view of the student.

A student may appeal the college decision on the grounds that:

  1. Fair consideration was not provided to the student,
  2. New and significant information has become available
  3. Technical error or extenuating circumstances (e.g., severe medical problems or family crisis)

Types of appeals:

A Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal is an appeal available to students who have not met standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress for continued Federal Financial Aid (Pell, SEOG, Direct Loans, Federal Work-Study).

A Re-Admission Appeal is for students who are out of school for at least 1 semester and want to return. This option is available If you do not plan to utilize Federal Financial Aid (Pell, SEOG, Direct Loans, Federal Work-Study).

Please allow up to two weeks to receive a response from the Office of Student Appeals. If you have any questions, please call (718) 518 – 6554/6557 or email at


  • Approval of an Appeal is not guaranteed.

  • Submission of an appeal does not guarantee reinstatement.

  • Presenting false or intentionally misleading information in the Appeal may result in immediate Dismissal of the Appeal and/or judicial charges.

Reviews for SAP Appeals are an ongoing process. If you have pre-registered for the semester and your appeal has not been received, your classes will be dropped. Your Academic Dismissal status must be resolved regardless of if you choose to pay for your classes out of pocket. Act Promptly!