Graduate Academic Appeals Panel Process

The Graduate Academic Appeals Panel (GAAP) will hear appeals involving actions against students stemming from : a) unauthorized absence or final grade; b)evaluation of performance on examinations required by the department, intercollegiate faculty, or graduate advisory committee; c) probation, suspension, dismissal, or termination from a department, interdisciplinary degree program, and/or college for scholastic deficiency. 

Texas A&M University Student Rules Part III, Section 59 describe the Graduate Academic Appeals Panel Process in detail. Please carefully review Section 59 before pursuing a grievance. Students are also strongly encouraged to seek clarification and advice regarding appropriate grievance procedures. The Ombudsperson for Graduate Education represents a valuable resource for questions regarding grievances and appeals. The ombudsperson advocates for the processes of graduate education and provides equal, open access to all parties-students, faculty, staff and administrators.

Instructions for securing a hearing before the Graduate Academic Appeals Panel

To secure a hearing with the Graduate Academic Appeals Panel, please follow these procedures:

Complete the Form to Request a Hearing, indicating your intention to appeal to the Graduate Academic Appeals Panel. This form must be completed and returned to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies within 10 university business days of receiving notice of final actions/decisions you wish to appeal.

Please direct any questions regarding graduate appeals to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies.