Mar 02, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Grade Appeals

If a student believes a final course grade is an unfair reflection of his or her performance in a given class, a review of the coursework may be requested. An appeal must be made within 30 days of the date the final grade in the course was assigned and a decision reached by the end of the semester following the semester in which the appeal began. It is strongly encouraged to begin the appeal process as quickly as possible. It is highly recommended that students consult with their advisors when preparing grade appeals. 

  1. The appeal of a final course grade begins with a conference with the professor of the course. If the professor’s explanation of the grade is satisfactory to the student, then the matter is resolved. 
  2. If not resolved in the student/professor conference, the student must file a formal written appeal (including relevant documentation) to the chair of the department in which the class was offered.
  3. If the appeal is not resolved at the department chair level, it moves to the college dean.
  4. If the student is not satisfied with the recommendation from the College Dean, then the student may request that the appeal be forwarded, with accompanying documentation and additional commentary, if any, to the Admissions and Standards Committee. The Admissions and Standards Committee will render an opinion on such an appeal at the first scheduled meeting following receipt of the appeal. Decisions made by the Admissions and Standards Committee regarding appeals of final course grades are final.