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Graduate School Appeals

A student may appeal certain decisions related to graduate policy stated in the Graduate Catalog. The appeal begins by completing a Petition to Graduate Studies. The Petition is reviewed by the Director of Graduate Studies. If the student is not satisfied with the appeal decision, the Petition plus any additional information is again reviewed by the Director of Graduate Studies. If the decision is the same, the student may request the Petition be forwarded to the Graduate Council for review. The decision of the Graduate Council is final.

Students who have exhausted all informal and formal institutional processes to resolve disputes may file a complaint with the Missouri Department of Higher Education.  Their process for filing complaints may be viewed at:

Individuals who have a complaint related to the University of Central Missouri’s ongoing ability to meet the criteria of accreditation may contact the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools’ Higher Learning Commission.  Instructions for filing a complaint may be viewed at: