The Academic Action Committee serves primarily as an appeals committee to resolve student appeals for exceptions to academic actions. An academic action is any academic matter (except grades) that affects a student as a consequence of UW-Milwaukee, UWM at Washington County or UWM at Waukesha academic and admissions regulations, rules or policies, including associate degree requirements.
Grade appeals, parking appeals, student financial obligations to the university and non-academic disciplinary matters are not under the committee’s jurisdiction.
The committee serves as an advisory body to the collegium on all matters related to academic and admissions regulations. The committee also periodically reviews the student appeal procedures and forms.
Types of Appeals
Late Add/Drop/Withdrawal Appeal
This type of appeal is considered when extenuating circumstances may prevent a student from successfully completing a course or courses in any given term. Appeals are also considered for a late class addition or a change from credit to audit or pass/fail.
Associate Degree Appeal
This type of appeal is considered when extenuating circumstances or administrative error may prevent a student from successfully completing all requirements for the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree offered by UWM at Washington County or UWM at Waukesha.
Admission to the Honors Program Appeal
This type of appeal is considered when a student does not meet the normal admission requirements for the program but believes they have extenuating circumstances that should allow them into the program. Please note: All students, whether part of the program or not, may take credits with the honors designation at any time if approved by the instructor. Invitations to participate are sent biannually to students who qualify.