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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 final grades by faculty members. The basis of a grade appeal is the student’s charge that the final grade was awarded through prejudice or caprice. The burden of proof rests with the student. Students must initiate the appeal within the first eight week session following the one in which the course was completed. A written appeal, or electronic submission of Final Grade 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 facilitator. If warranted, the Provost or the Provost’s delegate may forward the appeal to the Graduate and Professional Studies Committee for resolution. Both parties (i.e., the student and the course facilitator) will be notified in writing of the outcome of the appeal.