Student Grade Appeal


Any student wishing to appeal the final grade received in any course may do so according to the following procedure:

  1. Collect all tests, assignments, class notes and other relevant materials and request a conference in writing with the instructor of the course in question. The same materials collected must be presented at each stage of the appeal process, with no addition or omission of items.
  2. Present the case for grade appeal directly to the instructor.
  3. If not satisfied with the decision of the instructor, the student has 10 calendar days to appeal in writing to the instructor’s Division Chair (see listing in College Personnel section of the Catalog). All tests, assignments, class notes and other relevant materials must be presented to the Department Chair or Program Coordinator.
  4. If not satisfied with the decision of the Division Chair, the student has 10 calendar days to appeal in writing to the Academic Appeals Committee (contact information provided by the Division Chair). All tests, assignments, class notes and other relevant materials must be presented to the Committee.

Grade appeals may only be considered if the procedure has been followed explicitly in the order outlined. The grade appeal process must be initiated by the end of the sixth week of the next long semester.  For more information students may consult Board Policy FLD (Local).