Graduate School Petition
A student may petitoncertain decisions related to graduate policy stated in the Graduate Catalog. The appeal begins by completing a Graduate School Petition. The Petition is reviewed by the Director of the Graduate School and International Admissions. If the student is not satisfied with the appeal decision, the Petition plus any additional information is again reviewed by the Director of the Graduate School and International Admissions. 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. Please note that requesting an exception to a Graduate School policy does not guarantee the petition will be approved.
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: