Appeal After an Approved DT Withdrawal

If you have had an approved withdrawal from demonstration teaching (DT) and wish to apply for reinstatement in a future cohort, you may submit an email request within 12 months to Include the following information:


  1. Enter “Appeal for Reinstatement in a DT Cohort <<Your Name>>” in the email subject line.
  2. Enter your name, student ID number, state of residence, program of study, and program mentor name in the first line of email.
  3. Provide a general explanation of your reason for withdrawal from the DT cohort, along with documentation supporting your explanation. If you are requesting appeal for reinstatement to a DT cohort for a previously approved disability or medical condition, you will need to submit supporting documentation to WGU’s Student Accessibility Services to maintain confidentiality of your records. Make sure to specify in your email to that the documentation is for reinstatement to a DT cohort. The Teacher Success team will not be able to discuss any details regarding a disability or health related issue to support your appeal for reinstatement. See: Policies and Procedures for Students with Disabilities to understand your rights and responsibilities. The Student Accessibility Services department will review the documentation to determine whether the information adequately supports your request for an appeal for reinstatement to a future cohort. Contact Student Accessibility Services for more information regarding your documentation at 877-435-7948, ext. 5922.


If additional information is required, the Teacher Success team will contact you accordingly.


The Teacher Success team will review your appeal and respond to you within 15 business days after all information is received. Note: The appeal through TS approves (or denies) you the opportunity to participate in a DT cohort again. If your appeal is approved, you must apply for a cohort through Field Placement during the next available application window and meet all application and academic requirements for DT. You will not be eligible for an upcoming cohort if you have missed application deadlines or have been withdrawn from WGU for more than a year. You must also repeat, and fully participate in, all aspects of the cohort seminar, even if it was previously passed.


Your appeal may be conditionally approved. That means that you must meet additional conditions before you receive full approval which may include a phone or webcam interview. 


If your appeal is denied and you wish to appeal the denial, you may submit a written appeal to the Teacher Success manager at


Note: Students may repeat DT only one time after a previous fail. If the second DT is failed, you will be counseled out of your program into a non-licensure program.