Evaluation of student academic performance is the professional responsibility of instructors. In rare situations, students may believe that the final course grade awarded was inconsistent with stated evaluation expectations. The goal of this grade appeal policy is to establish a clear process by which students can contest a final course grade.
A student appealing the grade must provide written justification that includes evidence that one or more of the following conditions occurred:
1. An error was made in calculating the grade;
2. Standards used to determine the grade were not consistent with University policies; or
3. The instructor deviated substantially from their own written standards without notifying students of the change.