Once a grade has been submitted to the Office of the Registrar, only the instructor can change the grade except in the case of a grade appeal. If a student believes that a final course grade has been improperly given, the student may appeal the grade by following these steps.
1. The student must contact the instructor to seek a solution no later than six weeks after the beginning of the next full semester. The instructor must notify the student of the decision within one week of being contacted by the student. If the instructor decides that a grade change is warranted, the instructor must send written notification approved by the dean of the academic school to the Office of the Registrar.
2. If the decision of the instructor is not acceptable to the student, an appeal may be made in writing to the dean of the academic school within one week after notification by the instructor. The written appeal must specify both the complaint and the action requested. The dean must notify the student of the decision within one week.
3. If the decision of the dean is not acceptable to the student, the written appeal may be made to the Office of the Provost within one week after notification by the dean. The Office of the Provost will seek a solution or may refer the matter to the Admissions and Standards Committee. The decision of the Office of the Provost is final unless the Office of the Provost refers the appeal to the Admissions and Standards Committee, in which case the decision of that committee becomes final.