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How to Write Your Letter of Appeal

This is to assist you with preparing your appeal letter for the Academic Appeals Committee review. Please follow the steps below when submitting your letter.  Using a professional format, address your letter to:

Academic Appeals Committee
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

In your letter, please state the reasons you were NOT successful during the semester. Write as much as you can to explain your situation. The committee will not be able to talk to you; be as clear and thorough as possible. The committee will make a decision based on the information presented in your letter.

If you have any documents that can assist with the authenticity of your statements, please attach copies to your letter. For example, if the death of a parent/guardian occurred, send a copy of the obituary (please include the full obituary and highlight your name, if you are listed). If you had a medical emergency, send those documents.

Finally, email your letter to and make sure that YOUR contact information is included i.e. phone number, email.

If you have any questions or concerns about submitting your letter, please give the Advising Center a call at 803-705-4493. Once a decision has been made on your appeal, someone from the advising center will contact you.

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