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The evaluation of student performance reflected in the final course grade becomes a part of the permanent student record of the College and is recorded on the College Transcript for the student. This grade is based upon several factors relating to the achievement of course objectives, as assessed by the instructor according to the policies of the College, and shall be considered final, unless an appropriate appeal is filed by a student according to the following procedures:

If a student is dissatisfied with a course grade issued by the instructor, and said student has reason to believe the grade issued is incorrect, the following appeal provisions, and no other, may be followed by such student:

  1. The aggrieved student shall, within 90 days following issuance of the grade, confer with the instructor who issued such grade and outline the reasons why it is felt that the grade has been incorrectly issued. The instructor shall advise the student what change, if any, is to be made as a result of the conference, and should the instructor feel the grade was correctly issued, shall also communicate the decision to the student.
  2. If such student's dissatisfaction persists, he or she may request in writing, within 90 days following the original issuance of grade, that the case be reviewed at a hearing involving the Vice President of Academic Affairs or their designee, the instructor who issued the grade, the Chairperson of the department or the Instructional Director involved or their designee, and the student appealing. Written request shall be obtained by requesting the Student Grade Appeal Form in the office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The review conference shall be held within the semester that the appeal is filed. The Vice President of Academic Affairs or their designee along with the grade appeal committee members within 10 calendar days following the review will render a decision and notify the student of such decision in writing. This decision is final.

Adopted January 17, 1972
Revised July 16, 1973
Revised July 18, 1983
Revised August 14, 1989
Revised July 21, 2003
Revised September 19, 2005
Revised May 1, 2008
Revised July 21, 2008
Revised October 18, 2011


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