Students notified of their Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) suspension and enrollment ineligibility are required to complete all outlined requirements in their notification email, in addition to fulfilling all steps below, before appealing for academic probation or reinstatement consideration.
Students who are currently completing transfer credits must submit an appeal only after they have successfully completed their transfer credit requirement. Students must upload academic transcripts as documented proof of academic achievement with their appeal submission. Please note that the enrollment appeals committee will not consider incomplete appeals.
Students must carefully adhere to the published deadlines, especially the final deadline of each SAP appeal cycle. Appeals submitted after the final deadline will be considered for a future semester other than the desired appeal semester.
Step 1: Create your Academic Recovery Plan.
The first step of the SAP appeals process is to create your Academic Recovery Plan (ARP). Your ARP, while supporting your academic success and progress at Berklee, will reflect on the challenges you may have experienced in the prior semester, create measurable goals, and determine actions you can take to improve academic success. You can learn more about creating SMART goals (login required) before beginning this form.
Step 2: Review your SMART goals.
After completing your ARP form, you will need to meet with your academic advisor to review your goals and determine actions you can take to improve academic success. Your advisor will share your completed ARP with the enrollment appeals committee as a required component of your SAP appeal.
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Please note that without your completed and reviewed ARP, your SAP appeal is considered incomplete.
Step 3: Submit your SAP appeal form.
After completing your ARP form and reviewing it with your academic advisor, you should complete the SAP appeal form for your final step. This form will:
- request your basic personal information;
- provide policy information and request your acknowledgement of said policies;
- ask you to describe your understanding of your academic progress and reasons for your current academic status; and
- allow you to provide supporting documentation and additional information for consideration.
All appeal decisions will be sent by the deadlines listed in the calendar below.