Grade Appeals

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Have an issue with a grade?

If students have a concern with a grade, students should first review their syllabus on the grading procedures for the course in question.  If students continue to have a concern with the grade in a given course, the student should follow the process below: 

  1. Student should try to resolve any grading issue directly with the faculty.
     
  2. If a student cannot resolve the issue directly with the faculty, the student may try to resolve the issue with the department chair or program director.  The student will need to submit in writing the basis for the grade appeal.  If the student is to appeal a grade for a particular assignment, the appeal must be received in writing to the department chair and program director within two (2) weeks after the grade notification. If the student is to appeal a grade for the final grade for the course, the appeal must be received in writing to the department chair and program director within four (4) weeks after the grade notification.
     
  3. If the grade appeal is not resolved with the department chair or program director, the grade appeal can then be submitted in writing to the Dean of Academic Programs and Services.  The Dean of Academic Programs and Services shall provide a response within four weeks (when classes are in session) of the appeal.

For more information, please visit the academic catalog.

To best understand the process for appealing grades, you should read through the grade appeal processes outlined in the following undergraduate academic catalogs:

Students enrolled in special academic programs may also want to contact the appropriate program staff for help with navigating the grade appeal process: