Grade Appeal Form
A student who feels that the grade he/she received in a class is unfair may appeal the grade by following the Academic Affairs chain of command. The petitioner must follow the process outlined by this form.
Step one: The student must compose a letter indicating the exact nature of the appeal.
I have read and understand the policy and have attached to this form a copy of my written appeal:
(Student’s Signature) ___________________________________________
Step two: The instructor must read the appeal, meet with the student, and grant or deny the student’s request.
Instructor’s decision and signature: Circle one)
Grant the appeal Deny the appeal
Signature: (Instructor) ___________________________ Date:__________
Step three: The Department Chair must hear the appeal and attempt to resolve the problem and then if no resolution is reached forward the appeal to the Dean.
I have exhausted administrative solutions at this level and am forwarding the student’s appeal to the Dean.
Signature: (Department Chair) ___________________ Date: __________
Step four: The Dean must hear the appeal and attempt to resolve the problem and then if no solution is reached forward the appeal to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
I have exhausted administrative solutions at this level and am forwarding the student’s appeal to the VPAA.
Signature: (Dean) ______________________________ Date: __________
Step five: The VPAA will review the petition and make a final decision.
Signature: (VPAA) _____________________________ Date: __________
Adapted from University of West Georgia 11/09