Grade Appeal Policy

In order to protect students' rights and maintain academic integrity, the following policy and procedure should govern grade appeals:

Grade appeals may be filed in circumstances where a student believes there is a grade entry error or mathematical error or in instances where the student believes that a grade was awarded in an arbitrary or capricious manner. Arbitrary and capricious includes but is not limited to:

  • Instances in which the grade was awarded using criteria not outlined in the course syllabus or policies established for the class.
  • Instances in which the grade was awarded for purposes other than academic merit, such as under favoritism, discrimination, or in instances where policies outlined in the syllabus or classroom have not been followed.

Grades submitted by faculty at the end of each quarter are not subject to revision on the basis of additional work or a new examination. Grade disputes may not be filed for sanctions imposed under the academic integrity or student conduct policy.