Grade Appeal Process
If a student believes that there is a credible basis to assert that a course evaluation, including examination and narrative assessment, rotation or annual committee report, or grade awarded does not reflect the student’s objective course/laboratory performance, the student must first seek the guidance of the course director or program director, respectively. This must be done within 30 days of the posting of the grade or submission of the report to the student’s file. If a discussion with the course director/program director does not resolve the issue, the student must present the concerns in writing to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for a request for review of the grade or evaluation no later than 45 calendar days following the posting of the grade or report. Grades/evaluations may not be appealed after this 45-day deadline has passed. The student should set forth the reasons for his or her request for review of the grade/evaluation. In consultation with the faculty involved, the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs has discretion to request documents and relevant information that would be needed to conduct a full and fair assessment of the evaluation or grade under review. The Dean shall determine a final resolution, and communicate this to the student and to the appropriate course director/PI within 30 days of the request for evaluation/grade review.