Final-grade appeals must begin with a written request from the student to the instructor. If resolution is not achieved with the instructor, the written grade appeal may be filed with the program director or department chair. Failing resolution at the program director or department chair level, the student may appeal in writing to the Vice President and Dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (VPAA). If the issue is still unresolved, the final avenue of appeal must be directed in writing to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (SVPAA), who has final authority over matters involving grade appeal.
Instructors assign final grades after careful and thorough evaluation of a student’s academic performance in the seminar. A final grade will be changed only for cause and only at the request of the instructor and with the approval of the Program Director or Department Chair and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. Requests for change of grade must be made within 120 days after the grade was awarded. If a seminar is repeated, only the last earned grade will be calculated in the grade point average. Tuition and fee rates in effect at the time of the repeat enrollment apply to all repeat seminars.