Course Grade Grievance
If a student receives a final course grade that he/she believes is incorrect, the matter should first be discussed with the instructor. Direct communication between the student and the instructor may clear up any misunderstanding.
In order to clarify any questions about a grade or grading practices, a student should use the following procedures. The entire process must be completed by mid-term of the following semester.
- Discuss the final grade with the appropriate instructor;
- If the student is not satisfied with the instructor's explanation of how the grade was determined, the student shall submit a written appeal to the appropriate Dean of Academic Affairs by the third week of the semester following the issuance of the grade. The student's appeal must be signed and dated. The appropriate Dean of Academic Affairs will review the syllabus and how the final grade was determined and will respond to the student in writing within five (5) business days;