Academic Suspension Appeal Letter

Write this type of letter when you want to appeal a decision about an academic suspension, such as when you have been suspended from attending your college because of poor academic performance and poor grades. You will likely need to modify this letter sample at least somewhat so that it most closely matches what you want to communicate. Include in your letter any pertinent details, such as the reasons why you believe you should not be suspended.

[Your letterhead, if desired; if not, your return address]

[Date of letter-month, day, and year]

[Recipient's first and last names]
[Company name]
[Street or P.O. box address]
[City, State ZIP code]

Dear [recipient's name]:

I received your letter dated December 5, 2010, stating that I have been suspended from attending Skyline College for the spring semester of 2011. The letter also states that the suspension took place for academic reasons, including poor grades.

I would like to respectfully ask that you reconsider this decision. Even though my grades were not satisfactory early in the semester, my grades for all of my classes drastically improved just recently. I also fully believe that this trend will continue, such that my grades will continue to improve and stabilize.

Please let me know whether you have accepted my appeal and whether I can attend Skyline for the spring. I look forward to hearing from you soon, and thank you very much for your time and consideration.




[Sender's first and last names]