Going to college is an exciting time for many. It can be a tough adjustment for some students. Failing a class, getting caught cheating or plagiarizing, or facing accusations of more serious offenses can all lead to an expulsion. What happens if you are recommended to be expelled from college? Read on for advice from an attorney for college students. Click here for grades K-12 expulsion information.
Can I fight the expulsion recommendation from college?
Yes. If a student is going to be expelled, the school must give them a chance to fight the charges. Every college has a unique set of procedures when it comes to expelling a student. Make sure you check your student handbook and look under the student discipline section. Make a note of process and associated deadlines. If you can’t find it, call the university and ask them to point you in the right direction.
What should I say to fight the expulsion?
Why you are facing expulsion will dictate the arguments you should make. I always tell students to be sure that they base their arguments on facts and include reasons why you should have a second chance.
Who will I have to make my arguments to?
Most schools convene a panel made up of school staff and students who can view the issue objectively. This panel will be who you make your arguments against expulsion to.
Can I have an academic adviser or attorney for support at the hearing?
It depends. Each school has its own rules regarding advisors and their roles. Public colleges do allow advisors and typically have no issue with them being an attorney. Private colleges have their own sets of rules and can exclude other support people altogether. It is best to check your handbook to see what your university allows.
Recommendation from an attorney for college students
Hire an attorney who represents college students quickly. You have a better chance at fighting an expulsion with professional help. An experienced defense lawyer will work with a student to create the best possible defense to keep you in school.
Can you help all college students?
Yes. I work as an academic adviser all over the country using my decades of legal skills to assist in issue spotting, defense strategy and more.
Your future is on the line. Fight back with all you can.
Richard Asselta is an award-winning attorney who specializes in defending university students. Call today and start building a defense against expulsion. (855) 338-5299 Click here to read what clients are saying about Richard on AVVO, an attorney review website.