Reinstatement Appeals


  • Spring 2022: May 22, 2022
  • Summer 2022: August 7, 2022
  • Fall 2022: November 27, 2022
  • Winter 2023: January 15, 2023
  • Spring 2023: May 21, 2023
  • Summer 2023: August 6, 2023

What is a Reinstatement Appeal

Students disqualified due to not meeting the cumulative minimum GPA of 2.0 and/or the cumulative minimum unit completion percentage of 66.5% may submit an appeal to reinstate their eligibility for financial aid.

For example, Cubby is pursuing an Associate's degree that requires 60 units. At the end of the Spring 2020 semester, Cubby has attempted 26 units but had a set of unusual circumstances that affected his academic progress, failing to keep his GPA above 2.0 and his completion rate above 66.5%. Even though Cubby will be disqualified in the next semester of enrollment, he will have a chance to appeal to reinstate his eligibility for financial aid

How to submit your Reinstatement Appeal

  1. Students who wish to submit a reinstatement appeal must complete the mandatory Online Satisfactory Academic Progress Workshop
    • The workshop requires that you read the material and correctly answer four questions (if you do not answer ALL the questions correctly you will have to review the workshop content again).
    • After successfully completing the workshop, the system will generate the SAP Workshop Certificate of Completion (you will need it for your appeal).
  2. Access the appeal form on the financial aid portal: and click the SAP Appeal Tab (the SAP appeal tab should be available the next business day after creating the account)
    • When prompted, explain the circumstances that caused you to fail to meet satisfactory academic progress standards and describe the steps you are taking to ensure you continue to meet satisfactory academic progress in the future.
    • Upload the SAP Workshop Certificate of Completion and any additional third party supporting documentation.
    • Submit the online appeal form.

Reinstatement appeals are reviewed by the LACC Appeals Committee. There are two levels of appeals. The result of the first-level appeal will generally be emailed to the student's LACCD email account within 45 calendar days. Students whose first level appeals are denied have a second level appeal within 14 calendar days of the notification.

What happens when my appeal is approved?

The student is notified via email once the appeal is approved. Approved reinstatement appeals are subject to academic progress conditions (GPA and completion rate) that must be met to carry the approval to the next semester of enrollment. The terms of these conditions will be stated in the approval notification. If the student meets the established conditions, the approval will carry forward to the following semester. If the student is unable to meet the conditions, the student will become disqualified again and will be given an opportunity to appeal the new disqualification.

Once the appeal is approved, the financial aid awards will be revised accordingly to the approval. The approval of an appeal does not guarantee financial aid eligibility (including eligibility for loans).

What options do I have if my appeal is denied?

  • If the first-level appeal is denied, the student may submit a second-level appeal within fourteen (14) calendar days of the notification. The second level will be available on your portal in the same way as the first level appeals within a few days from the denial notification.
  • The second-level appeal is reviewed by the Associate Dean or his designee. The result of the second-level appeal will generally be emailed to the student's LACCD email account within two (2) weeks.
  • An Administrative District Review may be initiated by the student who reasonably believes that the college, state, and/or federal guidelines were applied incorrectly, and therefore, adversely affected the student's financial aid status, rights and privileges. A request for Administrative Review can only be submitted after denial from the first-level and second-level petitions. An Administrative Review is conducted by a district-appointed administrator. Administrative Reviews must be submitted before the end of the specified semester for which the student is requesting reinstatement or extension of financial aid eligibility. You may submit a completed copy of the form to the financial aid office in person or you may email a scanned copy to from your student email account (the form is not fillable).

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