Grade Appeal Policy
A student may appeal a final course grade. The appeal must be preceded by a meeting with the involved course director. The student has up to ten (10) working days after receipt of the grade to meet with the course director to clarify or challenge the grade. This meeting will be recorded by the course director in the student’s academic file. If the student wishes to file an appeal concerning the final grade after this meeting, the appeal must be filed in writing with the Department Chair or his/her designee within ten (10) working days after the meeting with the course director. The appeal to the Department Chair or his/her designee must contain an explanation of the basis for the appeal and a complete review of the circumstances. The Department Chair of his/her designee will judge the appeal and notify the student of the decision in writing.
The decision of the PA Studies Department Chair of his/her designee may be appealed to the Associate Dean of Education or his/her designee. The appeal to the Associate Dean of Education must be in writing and must be filed within five (5) working days after the decision of the PA Studies department Chair or his/her designee is received. The Associate Dean of Education, or his/her designee, will judge the appeal and notify the student of the decision in writing. The Chair of the Department of PA Studies, the involved PA Studies course director and the PA Studies Registrar will also be informed of the decision. The decision of the Associate Dean of Education or his/her designee is final.
Updated May 2011