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 via email or letter 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. Complete the Academic Appeal Form and submit form and everything listed in step 1 to the instructor to begin the process.
  3. If not satisfied with the decision of the instructor, the student has 10 business days to appeal via email or letter to the instructor’s Division Chair (see listing in College Personnel section of the Catalog). All tests, assignments, class notes and other relevant materials collected in step 1 must be presented to the Division Chair.
  4. If not satisfied with the decision of the Division Chair, the student has 10 business days to appeal via email or letter to the Academic Appeal Committee (contact information provided by the Division Chair). All tests, assignments, class notes and other relevant materials collected in step 1 must be presented to the Committee.

Grade appeals may only be considered if the procedure has been followed explicitly in the order outlined above. 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).