Once a grade has been submitted by the instructor to the Office of the Registrar, only the instructor can change the grade, except in the case of a grade appeal. If a student believes that a final course grade had been improperly given, the student may appeal the grade by following these steps:
- The Student must contact the instructor to seek a solution no later than six weeks after the beginning of the next full Fall or Spring semester. The instructor must notify the student of his/her decision within one week of being contacted by the student. If the instructor decides that a grade change is warranted, the instructor must send written notification approved by the Department Chair and Dean of the School to the Office of the Registrar.
- If the decision of the instructor is not acceptable to the student, an appeal may be made in writing to the Dean of the School that administers the course within one week after notification by the instructor. The written appeal must specify both the complaint and the action requested. The Dean of the School must notify the student of the decision within one week.
- If the decision of the Dean of the School is not acceptable to the student, the written appeal may be made to the Office of the Provost. The Office of the Provost will seek a solution or may refer the matter to the Admissions and Standards Committee. The decision of the Office of the Provost is final unless the matter was referred to the Admissions and Standards Committee, in which case the decision of that committee is final.