Once a student is notified of the denial of Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), the student has 10 business days from time of notification of denial to submit a CPL Appeals Form to the Academic Affairs Office. The basis of any appeal is limited to an examination of the process and exam score calculation. An appeal will not examine the specific subject matter.
The academic dean, within three business days of receiving a student’s CPL Appeals Form, will notify the appropriate associate dean of the student’s decision to appeal.
The associate dean, within 11 business days of notification from the academic dean, will appoint and convene a CPL Peer Review Panel and route the CPL Appeals Form to that panel.
The CPL Peer Review Panel will be composed of three tenured faculty members, preferably from at least two campuses. Faculty within the discipline are preferred but not required because the responsibility of the panel is to examine process and calculation, which do not involve subject matter expertise.
For this reason, in the case where no tenured faculty within the discipline are available, tenured faculty in other disciplines are preferred over tenure-track faculty within the discipline. The panel will select its chairperson, who may remove or replace panel members. All panel participant members must adhere to the timeline.
The CPL Peer Review Panel, within 10 business days of receiving the CPL Appeals Form, will notify the associate dean of its final decision.
The academic dean, within three business days of receiving the panel’s final decision, will notify the student via Tri-C email and U.S. mail.
If the appeal is denied, the student may not appeal the decision. If the appeal is granted, credit will
be posted to the student’s transcript within five business days (during peak enrollment,
time may be longer).