I was placed on probation for not having a 2.7 the first semester and after the second semester I was dismissed with the right to appeal after my gpa dropped to a 2.44. The problem was the fact that i didn't improve after the first semester whic caused my dismissal. However a student with a 2.4 gpa and had previously flunked a class was allowed to continue without a dismissal. I appealed to the provost and was let back into the college with the exception that I get my gpa up by getting a B+ in two of the hardest classes that I had previously passed. I ended up with my exact same grades and even lower from a C to a C- Eventhough my grade avg was 20 points higher than when I initially took the class. Also, I was not allowed to take any other classes, but those classes. Do I have a case?
The school has the right to set the standards for academic progress of its students and to dismiss students who cannot demonstrate compliance with those standards. Schools typically offer rights to appeal unfavorable administrative actions. You have exercised that right. Court action is ordinarily limited to ascertaining whether the school followed its own rules in conducting the appeal, and whether there is evidence to support the result of the appeal. It is exceedingly uncommon for a court to disturb the school's determination, unless there is evidence that the school's standards were applied against a student based on bias for race, gender, age, religion, etc. That does not sound like the case here.
Your appeal was successful but you could not meet the conditions that were attached to your continued enrollment. You cite the example of another student, but the situations are not identical -- or even strikingly comparable -- and, without evidence of prohibited bias (race, gender, age, religion, etc.), that single example is unlikely to be sufficiently compelling or persuasive to cause a court to overturn the school's exercise of its discretionary functions.
Your best course is to make a further appeal. Ask the provost what you can do to be considered for re-admission in another year or so. Sometimes taking some courses at a local community college and achieving good grades, or succeeding at some other difficult challenge, will cause a school to decide that there has been additional opportunity for maturity by the student and the school will re-admit -- usually on a conditional basis.
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