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Grade Appeals Process

The grade appeals process used by undergraduate and graduate students wishing to appeal grades they have received in their coursework is described in Student Regulations (Scroll down to letter E. Grade Appeals System).  Department heads may be involved in informal attempts to settle an appeal at the department level.  The burden of proof in determining whether the grade should be changed is on the student, except in cases where an appeal occurs because an instructor assigned a lower grade than the one earned because of alleged academic dishonesty.  In those cases, the burden of proof lies with the instructor.

Department heads may wish to familiarize themselves with the policies and procedures described in Student Regulations.  If you have specific questions about the process, you may wish to consult Associate Dean Joel Ebarb in the dean’s office, chair of the college grade appeals committee.