If a student receives a grade they believe is unearned and wishes to appeal the grade, they may appeal that grade. The procedure for grade appeals can be found in Appendix C (pg. 47). All grade appeals must be submitted within 30 calendar days of the grade being assigned.
GRADE APPEAL PROCESS
If a student receives a grade they believe is unearned, and the student wishes to appeal the grade, they must proceed in the following manner:
Present and review the appeal with the instructor and attempt to resolve the issues concerning the grade. Either party may have a witness present and may tape record the meeting.
Present and review the appeal with the Chair of the Department in which the course is offered, including the reasons and evidence for the appeal.
Present a detailed written appeal to the Academic Dean within 30 calendar days of the grade being assigned.
Grade appeals will be considered for the following reasons:
The grade assigned was miscalculated according to the grading scale established for the course.
Grades were not assigned in accordance with the assignments, examinations, etc. as outlined in the course syllabus.
Students were not treated equally in terms of the manner in which grades were calculated for the course.
A decision concerning the grade appeal will be made as soon as possible, normally within 30 calendar days of submission to the Academic Dean.