Getting dismissed from college is a terrible setback and its effects are far reaching. What happens if you are recommended for dismissal from your university? Read on for the answer from a lawyer for college students.
What is dismissal from college?
When a student is dismissed from school they are no longer considered a student of the university. They are typically dismissed for a period of time ranging from a semester to a year or more. Typically, when a student is dismissed, they must reapply for admission to the university with no guarantee of readmission.
What is the difference between a student who is dismissed vs. a student who is expelled?
A student who is dismissed from school can reapply for admission back to the university. A student who is expelled will never be granted admission back to the university. Expulsion is permanent while dismissal is temporary.
What types of things can cause a student to be dismissed from a university?
Being dismissed from college can happen because of many things. These include:
- Unauthorized collaboration
- Falsifying documents
- Buying or selling course materials like notes, labs, or old exams
- Unsatisfactory internship behavior
- Having someone else take an exam
- Paying someone to complete online class assignments
Can I fight the dismissal recommendation from college?
Yes. If a student is facing being dismissed from their program, the university typically allows the student a chance to defend themselves. Each university has a procedure for academic integrity, honor code, and code of conduct violations. This procedure is in the student handbook. It should outline a set of steps, from the student receiving notification of a charge through the hearing and appeal process.
What are some good arguments to fight a dismissal from my university?
The arguments a student should make depend on what they are accused of. I assist students in creating their defense by using my nearly twenty years as an attorney and expertise in the student disciplinary process.
Can I have an adviser or lawyer help me at a student disciplinary hearing?
Maybe. Universities have their own rules regarding bringing advisers and what they can do during an academic committee hearing. Public universities do allow advisers, but private universities are allowed to set their own policies and procedures that can exclude support people altogether. Students should check their handbook to see what their school allows.
Recommendation from an attorney for students facing dismissal from college
Hire a lawyer who represents university students quickly. Your best chance at fighting a dismissal is with professional help. As an experienced student defense attorney, I work with students to create the best possible defense aimed at keeping you in school.
Can you help all university students at risk of being dismissed?
Yes. I work as an adviser throughout the United States using my nearly two decades of legal experience to assist in issue spotting, formulating a defense strategy and more.
Your academic future is on the line. Fight back with all you can.
Richard Asselta is an award-winning attorney who specializes in defending university students against all disciplinary actions including suspension, dismissal, and expulsion. Call today and start building your defense against dismissal from your university. 855-338-5299 Already dismissed from your university and need to appeal the dismissal? Click here for student disciplinary appeal help. Click here to read what clients are saying about Richard on AVVO, an attorney review website.