Major Qualification: Appeal Process

If you have completed the qualification courses with grades of C or better, but do not meet the qualification policy criteria, and you feel there were extenuating circumstances that attributed to not meeting the qualification criteria, you may appeal.

Appeals are submitted via email to EEB Advising.
Appeals can be sent as an attachment or written directly into the body of the email.

All appeals must contain the following information at the top of the appeal:

  • Full name
  • Student ID number
  • Major you wish to declare

In the body of your appeal letter, explain the extenuating circumstances that influenced your academic performance and specifically address how you intend to improve your academic performance in the future. The letter should be detailed and written in a formal style.

Address the appeal to the “EEB Curriculum Chair”.

The chair will review and respond to appeals within 15 business days.  

Please note that the information you share in your appeal or with your advisers will be kept private and shared only with campus officials as required to serve you in an advising capacity or process your appeal. However, in limited circumstances, including those related to potential harm to yourself or others, sexual assault, and abuse, we may be required by law to report incidents you disclose to other need-to-know offices on campus such as the Title IX Office and/or University of California Police Department. If you are in need of support for any issues, please see the list of confidential and/or support resources.