If a student wishes to discuss a grade that he/she has received for a test or an assignment or the final grade in a course, the initial step is for the student to meet with the instructor to resolve the concern in an informal manner. The meeting must be requested within thirty calendar days after receipt of a grade for a test or assignment, or by the end of the second week of the following semester after receipt of a grade for the course. If this meeting does not result in a solution satisfactory to the student, the student may appeal to the instructor's department head. If the student then wishes to initiate a formal appeal of the instructor's decision, the student must obtain a Grade Appeal Form from the department secretary or the Office of Academic Affairs, and submit the form within fourteen calendar days of the meeting with the instructor.
A complete description of the formal grade appeal process can be found in the Rights and Responsibilities Handbook that is distributed to all students, faculty and staff in September of each academic year. Additional copies of this handbook are available in the Office of Student Services.