Student Grade Appeal Process

The Student Grade Appeal Process provides the student with the opportunity to appeal a final course grade.  Although the instructor of the course is the only individual who can change the final grade, this process provides an unbiased forum to discuss and dispute the final course grade.  The student must initiate the process and be prepared to present supporting documentation.  No adverse action will be taken against a student who chooses to utilize this process.  THE GRADE APPEAL PROCESS MUST BE STARTED BEFORE THE END OF THE NEXT LONG (FIFTEEN WEEK) TERM.

The Student Grade Appeal Process includes meeting with the faculty member and department chair if there is no resolution.  Select the link for the Student Grade Appeal Process for the full process.

It is important to note that in order for a grade appeal process to continue to resolution with the Institute Dean, at least one of the following criteria must be present:

  1. A data entry or arithmetic error was made.
  2. The grade was determined by different standards than those used for other students in the course section.