College Dismissal Advisor for Colorado

Colorado is a great place to attend college or a university. Everyone knows Colorado's many charms, from mountains with all their beauty and recreations to great cities with entertainment and the arts. Colorado also offers many great choices for higher education. Colorado has eighty-seven colleges and universities, twenty-nine of which are public institutions. Colorado's public schools include the prestigious University of Colorado at several campuses, Colorado State University also at multiple campuses, the University of Northern Colorado, and Western Colorado University. Prominent private schools include Colorado College and the University of Denver. If you've chosen a Colorado college or university for your degree program, then you've likely made a good personal and academic choice.

No one chooses a college or university thinking that they'll soon be facing dismissal. Life, though, intervenes. Many things happen to students, and with students that make completing a college or university degree harder and more uncertain than it should be. College or university isn't easy to begin with. Add to the college student's load unfortunate, and even tragic events like illness, injury, death of a parent or other loved one, job losses, relationship issues, and other challenges and reversals, and graduation can seem unlikely or even impossible. Help, though, is available. If you face dismissal at your Colorado college or university, retain national academic dismissal attorney Joseph D. Lento of the Lento Law Firm for the skill, experience, reputation, and network relationships you need. With the right attorney's help, you may reverse your dismissal and gain reinstatement. Value your Colorado college or university degree.

Dismissal for Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

If you are facing dismissal for unsatisfactory academic progress at a Colorado college or university, you are not alone. Colorado's colleges and universities maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) policies with which students must generally comply or face dismissal. Federal student loan regulations require colleges and universities receiving federal student loan proceeds to maintain those policies. The policies ensure that schools don't unfairly burden students with loans when the student has no reasonable chance to complete the degree. The satisfactory academic progress policy at the University of Colorado, requiring students to maintain a minimum grade-point average, complete two-thirds of all attempted coursework, and graduate within 150% of the standard program length, is an example. Running afoul of your school's SAP policy doesn't mean you're incapable of completing the degree. It may just mean you've faced unexpected outside challenges. That's why many schools, like the University of Colorado, permit students to appeal an academic progress dismissal based on extenuating circumstances. Retain national academic dismissal attorney Joseph D. Lento for your SAP appeal, if you haven't already completed your appeal. If you have already appealed but lost, then read on. Alternative relief may be available to you.

Academic Misconduct Dismissal

If instead, you are facing dismissal for violating a student code of conduct at a Colorado college or university, you are also not alone. Colorado's colleges and universities maintain student codes of conduct, the violation of which they punish with sanctions up to and including dismissal. Student codes of conduct at Colorado colleges and universities, like conduct codes at other schools, address academic misconduct and behavioral misconduct. Academic misconduct includes various forms of cheating like unauthorized use of materials on exams, plagiarizing others' work as if it were one's own work, multiple submissions of the same work for credit, and unauthorized collaboration. See, for example, the academic misconduct code at Colorado State University, prohibiting those forms of cheating plus falsifying anything within an academic work. While high schools may treat academic misconduct as a learning opportunity, colleges and universities generally treat academic misconduct as a more serious wrong warranting at least suspension and, in many cases, dismissal. Your dismissal may well have been wrong, unsupported, or unduly harsh. Schools make mistakes and overreact. But they do have policies in place to address academic misconduct.

Behavioral Misconduct Dismissal

Student codes of conduct at Colorado colleges and universities also prohibit behavioral misconduct, in addition to academic misconduct. Behavioral misconduct can involve many different kinds of wrong actions at the school or affecting the school, outside of academic work. The University of Colorado's student code of conduct, for example, prohibits physical violence and harassment, endangering persons or animals, public exposure, hazing, obstructing school functions, failing to comply with university directives, using false university identification, interfering with fire safety equipment, trespass, property destruction and damage, rioting, unauthorized weapons on campus, theft, and alcohol or drug possession, among other behaviors. Sanctions range from warning all the way up to school expulsion. Don't assume your Colorado school has singled you out if you are facing school dismissal for one of these forms of misconduct, even if your dismissal is wrong, unsupported, or unduly harsh. Colorado schools make behavioral misconduct a real concern.

Colorado's colleges and universities also prohibit various forms of sexual misconduct under policies that punish violations with sanctions up to and including dismissal. Federal Title IX regulations require schools receiving federal funding, which includes all public and most private colleges and universities in Colorado, to maintain and enforce Title IX policies. The Title IX policy at Colorado College is an example. Title IX requires colleges and universities to prohibit sexual assault, sexual harassment in both its quid pro quo and hostile environment forms, stalking, domestic violence, and dating violence. Colleges and universities may extend their sexual misconduct policies beyond Title IX to reach various forms of sexual exploitation like voyeurism and solicitation to prostitution. Colorado College's Title IX policy is, again, an example. Although your sanction may well have been wrong, unsupported, or unduly harsh, Colorado's colleges and universities do sanction students up to and including dismissal for sexual misconduct, as they must under federal guidelines.

Dismissal's Consequences

The consequences of dismissal from a Colorado college or university can be severe. Not only does the dismissed student lose the opportunity to complete the degree at the Colorado school, but dismissal can depending on its grounds, also mean that the student cannot gain transfer or admission into another school. At best, it may mean starting the whole educational program over at another school. But at worst, it may mean losing the opportunity even to do that. School dismissal can also mean lost jobs, job opportunities, and careers. School dismissal can also mean lost school housing, medical care, and transportation, and that student loans come due. School dismissal can also affect family relationships, mentor relationships, and relationships with peers and friends. No wonder that dismissal can also affect the student's physical and mental health. Don't take your dismissal lightly. Treat it with the seriousness that it deserves. Get the skilled and experienced attorney help you need to challenge and overcome your dismissal.

Appealing Dismissal

If your Colorado college or university has dismissed you, it likely informed you of your right to appeal that dismissal. Most colleges and universities offer some form of appeal to another decision-maker. See, for example, the University of Colorado's appeal procedure. Appeals, though, generally require specific showings supported by clear documentation meeting the permitted appeal grounds. If you have not yet appealed your dismissal, then promptly retain national academic dismissal attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm‘s academic dismissal team for your appeal. Don't lose an appeal by misunderstanding the appeal procedures and rules or by failing to articulate and document the necessary appeal grounds. Get skilled and experienced attorney help.

Negotiating Reinstatement

If your Colorado college or university has dismissed you and you have exhausted all formal appeals, you may have another alternative avenue for relief available to you if you get the right attorney's help. Fortunately, colleges and universities maintain oversight bodies that can, with the right showing from the right attorney having the right network contacts and high reputation, reverse a dismissal for the student's reinstatement, even after the student has exhausted all formal avenues for relief. National academic dismissal attorney Joseph D. Lento of the Lento Law Firm has successfully negotiated the dismissed student's reinstatement, working with college or university general counsel offices, Ombud offices, and similar oversight bodies. Attorney Lento also works effectively with the school's outside retained counsel. Attorney Lento knows how to use these negotiations to show the school that reinstatement of the dismissed student can be a win-win proposition. That showing takes just the right approach from just the right national academic dismissal attorney who has just the right touch. Alternative relief may be available to you.

Retain a National Academic Dismissal Attorney

Don't retain a local criminal attorney who lacks inside contacts and extensive experience. Instead, retain a national academic dismissal attorney having the highest standing with the most-extensive experience. National academic dismissal attorney Joseph D. Lento of the Lento Law Firm has the knowledge, skills, experience, reputation, and network relationships to help students dismissed from Colorado colleges and universities gain reinstatement to their schools. Attorney Lento built the Lento Law Firm's outstanding team to ensure that his clients get not only the very best representation but also the best professional service. Hundreds of college and university students nationwide have trusted and retained attorney Lento, leading to their success. Don't let dismissal end your education and spoil your career plans. Get the best available academic dismissal attorney help you can. Call 888.535.3686 or go online now.