2018-2019 Catalog

Grade Appeals

Students may appeal undergraduate or graduate grades which they believe were the result of instructor, computational, or clerical error or contrary to procedures established in course syllabi; or were prejudicial or capricious.

Before initiating a formal grade appeal, students will seek informal resolution with the instructor or Department Chair. Informal resolution requires the student to meet with the faculty member or Department Chair no later than 30 calendar days immediately following the assignment of the original grade. This time line may be extended if the student requests and receives an extension from the College Dean or can demonstrate extenuating circumstances for the submission of a grade appeal beyond 30 calendar days. If the matter is not resolved with the instructor or Department Chair, the student may submit a formal grade appeal, in writing, to the Dean of the College within 21 calendar days after receiving the decision of the instructor or Department Chair. Instructions for this submission are outlined in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook,http://www4.csudh.edu/admissions-records/records/grade/index#appeals

The College Dean will investigate the student claim and attempt to resolve the appeal within 21 calendar days. If the matter is not resolved in the college the appeal is forwarded to the Student Grade Appeals Board. The review process and procedures of the Student Grade Appeals Board are detailed in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. A panel of two faculty members and one student member from the Board reviews the appeal materials and determine by majority vote whether or not cause exists for a grade change. A written decision of the panel will be sent to the student appellant and all individuals involved in the appeal.