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Records Appeals

Academic Second Chance/Amnesty Appeal

Please click on the link to download a copy of the Petition for Second Chance/Amnesty Appeal form to submit to the Records Office.

Submission Deadline: There is no official submission deadline for this type of appeal.

The Second Chance Program, also known as Academic Amnesty, does not apply once a Certificate or a degree (associate or bachelor's) is earned. The program will only apply to additional courses taken toward a separate degree/major. The Academic Second Chance Program can be used only once in a lifetime.  Please see the college catalog for a full description of all Academic Second Chance requirements.  All courses remain on the transcript indicated by “AMN” grade. Students planning to transfer to another college or university are cautioned that the receiving institution may use all original grades earned when computing a GPA for admissions eligibility or for other purposes.  Students must clearly understand that other institutions may not use the Daytona State College GPA for transfer purposes if any type of grade amnesty has been applied. Academic Amnesty does not apply to a student’s financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). 

Catalog Year Appeal

Please click on the link to download a copy of the Catalog Year Appeal form to submit to the Records Office.

Submission Deadline: Before the withdraw deadline of the students last semester of degree program.

Students are required to follow the degree requirements as listed in the catalog for the year in which they began enrollment as a degree-seeking student. If a student misses, two or more consecutive major terms (Fall or Spring), a student must be readmitted to the college and their catalog year will be updated to the current catalog year for that admittance term. A request to graduate under a different catalog year will be considered only in the event that the student has been out for no more than 1 academic year and has documented extenuating circumstance that indicate a personal situation prevented the student to complete in the admittance catalog year. 

College Suspension Reinstatement Appeal

Please click on the link to download a copy of the College Suspension Reinstatement Appeal form to submit to the Records Office.

Submission Deadline: Before the add/drop period of the semester in which the student wishes to return.

Students that drop below a 2.0 grade point average at the end of a term will be put on Alert, Warning, Probation, and then Suspension status (taking four semesters). Students placed on suspension and are required to stop enrollment for one major semester. Suspension is a serious situation that warrants careful examination of the causes and a plan of action to eliminate the possibility of reoccurrence with the students’ progress in the future. Students can appeal a suspension based upon extraordinary, one-time event/circumstance during their probationary (previous) semester. The event/circumstance should not affect academic success in the future. If a suspended student wishes to return, he/she may submit an appeal requesting reinstatement to probation. If granted approval, the student is required to meet with the Academic Advisor who initially approved the students’ previous probation status to review and once again develop a prescriptive program before the student is allowed to register. The returning student will remain on probation and his/her status will be reviewed at the end of the semester. 

Formal Grade Change Appeal

Please click on the link to download a copy of the Formal Grade Change Appeal form to submit to the Records Office.

Submission Deadline: Thirty (30) calendar days after the end of the semester the course(s) was taken.

Students who believe a faculty member has issued an incorrect grade(s) based on written documen­tation may seek recourse through the Informal Grievance Process as outlined in the Student Handbook. The College pro­vides an informal procedure to as­sist faculty and students in resolving grade disputes. Faculty are authorized to issue grades based on their assessment of the student’s level of performance, participation, quality, and quantity of work. If the student and faculty cannot agree during the informal process, the student may submit a formal grievance that is forwarded it to the appropriate Associate Vice President to review and render a decision. 

For more information, email the Records Office at If you're a current student, please email from your student email account, make sure you include your name, student ID number and any associated information in your email. This will insure you get a response in a timely manner. 

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Last updated: 2018-08-23T18:30:27.421Z