Submitting your appeal is EASY!

Step 1:         Read this entire page and contact your advisor. Ask them if you need to submit an appeal!

Step 2:         Fill out the Academic appeal forms using your Bronco Login.                     

Step 3:         Upload supporting documents through CUNYfirst Self-Service under “Appeals Document Upload.”

And wait for a decision!


Important notes to keep in mind:

  • After you submit your application and supporting documents, you do not need to submit another application to submit more supporting documents.  Head directly to CUNYfirst to upload your documents under “Appeals Document Upload”.  Here are further instructions on how to upload the documents.
  • The Academic Appeal and Financial Aid (SAP) Appeals are separate and require separate uploads of personal statements and official documentation.
  • A decision can take two (2) weeks. Be sure to check your BCC E-mail regularly for updates!

A student is notified of their Academic Dismissal by the Office of the Registrar via letter to the student. Upon notification of their dismissal, the student should reach out to their Academic Advisor for assistance in submitting an appeal.

The requirements of an Academic Dismissal Appeal are:

  • Academic Appeal Form (digital submission through BCC Appeals site)
  • Typed Personal Statement 
  • Supporting Documentation
  • Academic Plan prepared by an advisor

Administrative Grade Appeal

A student can appeal “WU” if assigned prior to fall of 2021.  The student can ask about their ability to appeal an administrative grade from their Academic Advisor or Faculty member.

To submit an Administrative Grade appeal, the student needs:

  • Academic Appeal form
  • Typed Personal Statement
  • Supporting Documentation

This appeal is only available to students in the first year (or first two [2] semesters) who get failing grades: “F,” “FIN”, and “WU” (only prior to fall 2021).

Appeals of failing grades are only available for up to 12 credits and may be changed to no-credit (NC) grades.

To submit a First-Year Freshman Forgiveness Program (FYFFP) Appeal, the student needs:

  • Academic Appeal Form
  • Typed Personal Statement
  • Academic Plan

The Statute of Limitations appeal is available to students after seven (7) years of a grade being on their transcript. If granted, this appeal allows for the grade to be removed from the GPA calculation.

The Requirements of a Statute of Limitations appeal are: 

  • Academic Appeal Form
  • Transcript
  • Typed personal statement

If you have any questions, please e-mail the Academic Appeals Agent at

Students should aim to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress by keeping the following GPA Requirements:

Less than 12 Credits = minimum of 1.5 GPA

Less than 24 Credits = minimum of 1.75 GPA

25 Credits (or 4 semesters) = minimum of 2.0 GPA

If you require a Financial Aid (SAP) appeal, the student would have been notified by the Office of Financial Aid.

When a Financial Aid (SAP) Appeal is required, this means that the student did not meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.

In order for Financial Aid to be reinstated, the student must file a Financial Aid (SAP) Appeal. The student MUST also file a FAFSA application and complete any checklist items on your record to receive financial aid if your appeal is granted. Additionally, if your Financial Aid (SAP) appeal is granted, the student must adhere to the guidelines that were placed on their Academic Plan.

Please note, filing a SAP appeal does not guarantee an automatic approval and reinstatement of financial aid.

When a student submits an SAP Appeal, the following documents are needed:

  • A completed SAP Form
  • Personal statement explaining past performance and indicating a change in the circumstances
  • Supporting Documentation
  • Realistic (C+ predictive) academic plan

If you have questions or need assistance with submitting a Financial Aid (SAP) Appeal, please contact the SAP Appeals Agent via email at or the Office of Financial Aid via e-mail at

Required Appeal Document Definitions

Academic Planner: An agreed upon plan created by the students academic advisor that shows the student the classes that they must take alongside the grade that they MUST earn.

Typed Personal Statement : A statement that documents the circumstances that the student faced that affected their academic performance. Each statement must reflect a detailed account of the circumstances and the students reasons for not being academically successful during the semester in question. The statement must also reflect if the circumstances that led to their academic performance have changed and express how they will prepare for academic success in the future. If applicable, the student should also express why they did not properly withdraw from their classes.

Supporting Documentation: Official documentation that supports what is written in the student’s Personal Statement. This may include but is not limited to medical documentation, birth certificates, housing paperwork and court documents. 

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