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What is the process for holding a graduate academic appeals panel?

The Graduate Academic Appeals Panel (GAAP) will hear appeals involving actions against students stemming from the following grievances:

  • Unauthorized absence or final grade.
  • Evaluation of performance on examinations required by the department, intercollegiate faculty, or graduate advisory committee.
  • Probation, suspension, dismissal or termination from a department, interdisciplinary degree program and/or college for scholastic deficiency.

Part III, Section 59 of Texas A&M University's Student Rules describes the Graduate Academic Appeals Panel Process in detail. Please carefully review Section 59 before pursuing a grievance.

Students are also strongly encouraged to seek clarification and advice regarding appropriate grievance procedures. The Ombuds Officer for Graduate Education represents a valuable resource for questions regarding grievances and appeals. The ombudsperson advocates for the processes of graduate education and provides equal, open access to all parties-students, faculty, staff and administrators. To secure a hearing with the Graduate Academic Appeals Panel, please complete the Form to Request a Hearing. This form must be completed and returned to the Graduate & Professional School within 10 university business days of receiving notice of final actions/decisions you wish to appeal. Please direct any questions regarding graduate appeals to the Graduate & Professional School at

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