Help with holds and appeals
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 10:00 AM
Many students find themselves in situations over the summer that create barriers preventing them from returning to Colorado Mesa University in the fall. Some common obstacles are holds on a student account or needing to appeal a decision from the Financial Aid or Registrar’s offices. The mentors in Albers Hall are the best resource for students to navigate the complicated waters of holds and appeals.
Some students are required to meet with a mentor prior to a hold being lifted from their account. These holds are called mentor contract holds and specifically pertain to academic standing at CMU. If a student has a mentor contract hold or any other hold on their account, the mentors can help lift the hold. In many cases holds are easy to lift and require students to take some extra steps to ensure they will have a successful experience here.
Appeals generally occur when students have extenuating circumstances that resulted in poor academic performance. If a student has federal financial aid and performed poorly because of these circumstances, they can appeal decisions that have adversely impacted their academic standing and/or financial aid. In most cases a student will need to fill out documentation to submit an appeal and mentors can work with students to create a plan to improve upon past performance.
Please encourage students not to hesitate to take advantage of the CMU mentors over the summer. They are available to help all current and future CMU Mavericks.
If you would like more information about how to get involved with promoting diversity, advocacy and health at CMU, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, extension 1765 or stop by Albers Hall.
By Danny Sandoval
Dana Nunn, Director of Media Relations