Grade Appeal Policy

Students may appeal grades but an appeal is only applicable for final course grades.

Spring 2022 Policy

Any student who believes that they have been assigned a final grade for a course which is biased, miscalculated, or which is based upon an unwarranted deviation from the established grading procedures should appeal to their course faculty for assistance in the resolution of academic problems. If the grievance is unresolved at that level, the student should initiate a final grade appeal within the first 10 days of the following semester (or term) and use the following process in the order listed:

  1. Submit the final grade appeal using the designated form.
  2. Department/School Chairperson will respond within 10 days following notification of the appeal submission.
  3. If the appeal is denied, the student may appeal to the Dean of the College. The Dean of the College will respond within 10 days following notification of the appeal submission.
  4. If the appeal is denied, the student may appeal to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will respond within 10 days following the notification of the appeal submission.
  5. If the appeal is denied, the student may appeal to the President of the University. The President will respond within 10 days following the notification of the appeal submission.

Fall 2021 Policy

Any student who believes that they have been assigned a final grade for a course which is unfair, biased, miscalculated, or which is based upon an unwarranted deviation from the established grading procedures may appeal to their course faculty for assistance in the resolution of academic problems. The student should make every effort to resolve the problem(s) with the instructor(s) before the semester ends. If the grievance is unresolved at that level, the student should utilize the following chain of command before the end of the next semester:

  1. Confer with the program coordinator and the academic advisor within 10 days following the meeting with the instructor(s). If unresolved, the student may appeal as necessary to the following
  2. Department Chairperson within 10 days following the above meeting. If unresolved,
  3. Dean of the College within 10 days following the meeting with the Chairperson. If unresolved, make an appeal to the
  4. Provost for Academic Affairs or Vice President for Student Affairs (depending on the situation) within 10 days following the meeting with the Dean. If unresolved, make an appeal to the
  5. President of the University within 10 days following the meeting with the Provost.