Student Academic Appeals
Students having a complaint concerning an academic matter (for example, probationary status, a course grade, graduation requirements, transfer credit , etc.) may grieve the complaint as follows:
- A student must discuss the complaint with the faculty or staff member whose action prompted the complaint. If the complaint is not resolved at this point, the student must then discuss the complaint with the appropriate supervising dean.
- When a complaint is not resolved to a student’s satisfaction, he or she may appeal to the Academic Standards Committee of the Academic Senate for a decision on the complaint. Copies of this appeal procedure are available in the Office of the Vice President of Student Services wherein this appeals procedure begins.
- Decisions of the Academic Standards Committee may be appealed by students to the executive vice president for academic affairs. The decision by the executive vice president for academic affairs will be final
Note: There is a fifteen day statute of limitations to initiate contact with the Academic Standards Committee on all grade appeal issues. This statute of limitations period begins on the first day of the next full semester (Fall or Spring) following the post date of the disputed grade.