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Appeals and Grievances from Students


Students may appeal negative decisions about enrollment, grades, or general academic policies in the College according to the procedures which follow. Only students may submit appeals. Appeals must be made in a timely manner; students should consult with their association dean for details. 

Adds, Drops and Course Enrollment Deadlines

Students who wish to appeal penalties attached to missed deadlines must see their association dean. Further appeals may be directed to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs.

Grading and Classroom Issues

Students who wish to appeal a grade must first attempt to resolve the issue with the instructor of the course. Absent a satisfactory outcome, the student consults with the chair of the department. If this path proves unsuccessful in the resolution of the matter, the student may appeal to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs.

Appealing College Rules

Students whose petitions for exemption from College rules have been denied by the Association Deans may appeal to the Committee on Faculty Rules (CFR). Students should consult with their Association Dean on what information is needed to appeal further.

CFR consists of faculty members who are not Association Deans. If the negative decision is upheld by the Committee on Faculty Rules, the student’s next and final route of appeal is to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs. The Associate Dean for Academic Programs does not vote in the periodic meetings held by the Association Deans to address the academic standing of students in the College.

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