Section Navigation: Policies and Procedures
- Academic Advisor Approval Hold/Return From Suspension
- Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Appeals Process
- Auditing a Course
- Change of Grade
- Course Elsewhere
- Credit Overload
- Final Exams
- Foriegn Language Exemption
- Graduate Course for Undergraduate Credit
- Late Add
- Leave of Absence and Re-Enrollment
- Non-Academic Withdrawals
- Reserve Graduate Credit
- Retroactive Add
- Return From Dismissal
- Selective Withdrawal
- Substitutions and Waivers
- Suspension Override
- Taking a Course for Credit Without a Grade
- Waiver of the Non-Western Culture Requirement
- Waiver of the Foreign Language Requirement
The College of Science fully abides by the grading policy (AP.3.8) in the university catalog.
Any change of grade must originate from the instructor of the course. Professors should not accept any work after the final exam.
If a students feels that, upon receipt of the final grade, it does not accurately reflect their level of work, the student may request that the faculty member reconsider the grade. If this proves to be unsatisfactory to the student, he/she may appeal the decision to the department chair/program director.
According to policy AP.3.9, “the student may request that the chair form a committee of three faculty peers of the faculty member who assigned the grade. If the chair believes the student’s complaint is not legitimate, this reservation is reported to the chair’s supervisor, usually the dean. No review is conducted unless the dean believes the complaint has merit.”
If a committee is formed and an appeal has been conducted, the committee will provide the chair a written recommendation of its findings. If there is no merit to the grade appeal, the grade will stay as is. If it is the finding of the committee and resolution of the chair to furnish a change of grade, it is then the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs that will direct the change of grade to the Office of the University Registrar.
Note that the decision of the dean’s office is not subject to further appeal.