Lansing Community College


Administrative Appeals must be filed on or before the deadlines listed below, immediately following the semester during which the situation occurred.

Fall semester deadline – March 15 
Spring semester deadline – August 15 
Summer semester deadline – November 15 

Please allow up to twenty (20) business days to receive a response from the Registrar's Office. If you have any questions, please call 517-483-1200 and select option 2, or email at


Students may submit an Administrative Appeal if the issue pertains to one or more of the following acceptable situations. If you are unsure if this is the correct form to submit, contact the LCC Ombuds and we will guide you in the appropriate direction.

  • An emergency life situation beyond the student's control prevented the student from successfully completing courses. (Physical or mental illness, including hospitalization of student or student's immediate family.)
    *Documentation Required
  • An unexpected event or information prevented the student from taking appropriate action before a deadline. (Death of a student's immediate family member, mandatory change in employment.) 
    *Documentation Required
  • College personnel or technology did not follow established policy/procedures, which negatively affected the student's choices or outcome.
Not acceptable
  • Failure to adhere to LCC Student Responsibility and Terms of Agreement. (For example: not checking LCC email, being aware of dates and deadlines available in the Academic Calendar.)
  • Personal conflicts of transportation, finances, time management or college preparedness will not be considered if they did not inhibit the successful completion of the course. (Students are strongly encouraged to regularly meet with their Academic Success Coach.)
  • Dissatisfaction with course content, instructors or academic progress. (These complaints should be directed to General Complaints or escalated within the appropriate academic department.)
  • Desire to remove a grade, or grades, from a student’s transcript to improve GPA and Financial Aid. (For academic planning, students should speak with an Academic Advisor.)
  • Lack of access to technology, except technology related to a documented accommodation. (The College provides several resources for students to utilize through the Library and Center for Student Access.)
  • Admission to another school, other school transfer requirements.
  • Loss of Financial Aid, scholarships or other funding.


Appeals requested for medical or mental health reasons must include information obtained from a healthcare professional. This information must be submitted on the provider's letterhead along with this form, and must include the following:

  • Healthcare professional's Name
  • Contact Information
  • Signature
  • Date of onset and duration of illness
  • Problem/Issue/Diagnosis
  • Date the student was/will be capable of resuming academic studies

Medical information submitted in conjunction with an Administrative Appeal will be a part of your academic record. Medical information is confidential and will not be released to third parties except as required by law.

LCC reserves the right to take into consideration student narratives and documentation to accommodate a solution that will aid in their academic success. Therefore, we may not award a refund, but if the appeal is granted we may update grades to Withdrawn 'W'. A grade of ‘W’ does not impact GPA but will go towards attempted credits, which is included in financial aid calculations.


  1. The student submits the Administrative Appeals Form.
  2. The Registrar’s Office will evaluate the appeal for approval or denial.
  3. The Registrar’s Office will communicate the decision in writing within twenty (20) business days of the date that the appeal was submitted.
  4. The student will have ten (10) business days from the date of the letter to appeal the decision of the Registrar and request that the appeal be reviewed by the Administrative Appeals Committee.
  5. If the student requests the appeal to be reviewed by the committee, the Student Affairs Division Office will forward the information over to the Administrative Appeals Committee.
  6. The Administrative Appeals Committee will review the appeal within thirty (30) business days and notify the student in writing of the result of the appeal. The decision from the Administrative Appeals Committee is considered final.

Administrative Appeals Form