Transfer Students on Suspension or Dismissal Requesting Admission


Suspension and Dismissal are actions which indicate serious difficulty.  Time should be provided to allow the student to reflect upon his/her academic situation, as well as to obtain necessary help.  The following procedures have been developed to achieve these stated objectives.
There are established deadlines for submitting an appeal.

  • Spring : October 31
  • Summer : March 31
  • Fall : July 10

Academic Suspension

When a student is suspended at another institution of higher learning, there will be a minimum waiting out period of one semester required prior to admission to Thomas Nelson Community College.  Approval to register is required by the Director of Enrollment Management.  The suspended student must submit a formal written petition in order to be considered for admission to the college.  Official transcripts of all previous college work must also be received in the Enrollment management Office, R200, Griffin Hall, before the petition will be considered.

  1. The petition and all official transcripts of previous college work must be received in the Enrollment Management Office by the deadline date  preceding the semester for which admission is sought.
  2. The Admissions Committee will review the petition and make a recommendation concerning admission to the college.  The Committee’s recommendation will be forwarded to the Director of Enrollment Management for approval.
  3. The Director of Enrollment Management will review the Admissions Committee’s recommendation and will approve or modify that recommendation.  The applicant will then be notified by mail, within 30 days from the submission deadline date, of the decision. The student may be required to enroll in SDV-100 (College Success Skills) or ENG 109 (Study Skills).

Academic Dismissal

Academic Dismissal is normally permanent.  If, however, after a waiting period of one year, the student believes there is “good cause” for appeal, he/she may do so by filing a petition for admission.  The petition is to be submitted to the Director of Enrollment Management by the deadline date.   The student will then be notified by mail, within 30 days of the submission deadline date, of the decision. The student may be required to enroll in SDV-100 (College Success Skills) or ENG 109 (Study Skills).

Please call 825-3519 if you have questions about the procedure describe above.

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