When the conditions of the policy are met, the student will submit a Grade Appeal form and supporting documentation to the One Stop. The division dean will consult with the course instructor to determine whether the grade was miscalculated, inconsistent with the written grading standards for the course as stated in the catalog, course syllabus, or student handbook, or the grade was assigned based on prejudiced or capricious evaluation. If the grade appeal is approved by the academic dean based on demonstrated proof of one of these three circumstances, the student’s record will be adjusted accordingly. The student will be notified of the results of the appeal via student email within 30 calendar days from receipt of the Grade Appeal form.
Students may appeal the Dean’s grade appeal decision if one of the following two statements is true:
1) New evidence exists that was unknown at the time of the initial grade appeal that might substantially alter the outcome.
2) A substantial procedural error(s) were discovered that may alter the outcome.
A second appeal must be submitted to the Vice President of Academic Affairs within ten business days of the initial decision. The decision of the Vice President of Academic Affairs is final.