Students may appeal the final grade earned in a course by following the process outlined in the University’s Catalog (Section AP.3.9). This process is also summarized here:
Step 1. Contact the instructor in writing (email is acceptable) with a detailed explanation of your concern about your grade. The explanation must deal with the fairness of grading policies or procedures, or the accuracy of the assigned grade. Please note that the purpose of an appeal is not to request a re-grade of your work.
If the faculty member is not available, contact the chair of the department that offers the course.
Step 2. If the faculty member is unwilling to adjust the grade, the student may appeal to the chair of the department offering course. Grade appeals must be submitted before the last day of classes for the following semester (spring for fall classes, fall for spring and summer classes). The department chair does not approve or deny appeals. Instead:
There is no further review of grade appeals beyond the Associate Dean.
Please refer the University’s Catalog (Section AP.3.9) for a full explanation of the grade appeal process.
A list of the departments within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences can be found by following the link below.