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Final Grade Appeals

The purpose of the final grade appeal procedure is to serve the needs of students who believe that they are awarded unjust grades by faculty members.  The basis of a final grade appeal is the student’s charge that the grade was awarded through prejudice or caprice.  The burden of proof rests with the student.  Students must initiate the appeal within the first six weeks of the semester following the one in which the course was completed.  A written appeal, or electronic submission of Final Frade Appeal, must be submitted to the Registrar for review by the Provost or the Provost’s delegate, who may request additional information from the student or the course instructor.  If warranted, the Provost or the Provost’s delegate may forward the appeal to the Academic Standards and Procedures Committee for resolution.  Both parties (i.e., the student and the course instructor) will be notified in writing of the outcome of the appeal.