Chemistry Department Grade Appeal Policy
A student may initiate a grade appeal of a final course grade only if the student believes that there has been an improper application of the grading procedure announced for the course by the instructor (University Senate Rules and Regulations Article 2, Section 2.3.5). They may not appeal grades on individual course assignments. A student filing a grade appeal must have already made a good faith effort to settle the dispute through documented communication with the course instructor.
A grade appeal must be submitted to the Chemistry Department no later than the start of the first day of the subsequent semester (the subsequent fall semester in the case of appeals for spring semester courses). The appeal will consist of a completed Grade Appeal Form and all relevant documentation combined into a single pdf file.
Undergraduate courses: grade appeals must be submitted to the Chemistry Department Undergraduate Affairs Administrator, and will be considered by the Undergraduate Affairs Committee
Graduate courses: grade appeals must be submitted to Chemistry Department Graduate Program Coordinator and will be considered by the Graduate Affairs Committee
The relevant Committee will consider the grade appeal after members have had sufficient opportunity for review. The Committee may subsequently seek additional information from the student and/or the instructor before rendering its decision, which will occur no later than 6 weeks after the appeal has been received.