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Grade Appeals Policy

Downers Grove, IL Campus

Appeal of Non-Failing Course Grades

A student who wishes to appeal a non-failing course grade must make the appeal to the course director within one week following receipt of the grade. The course director must act upon the student's appeal within one week following receipt of that appeal. A narrative explaining the basis of the appeal must accompany the request. An appeal must be based on one of the following premises:

  1. Factual errors in course assessment tools
  2. Mathematical error in calculating the final grade
  3. Bias

If the appeal is denied, the student has the right to appeal the decision to the course director's immediate supervisor within one week of receipt of the course director's denial. The course director's supervisor should notify the student of his/her decision within one week following receipt of the student's reappeal. The decision of the course director's supervisor is final. 

Appeal of Course Grades Subject to Academic Review

A student whose academic progress will be subject to review by his/her Promotion/Academic Review Committee and who wishes to appeal a grade must do so in an expedited manner prior to the scheduled meeting of the Committee. In this case, an appeal of a didactic course grade must be submitted within 24 hours following receipt of the grade and must be based on one of the premises stated above. The course director must act on this appeal within 24 hours. Any appeal of this decision will be addressed by the course director's supervisor. An appeal of a failing clinical clerkship or rotation grade must be submitted within one week after a grade for rotation is posted. The course director must act on this appeal within one week of receipt of the grade appeal. Any appeal of this decision will be addressed by the course director's supervisor. The student is responsible for notifying the chair of the Promotion/Academic Review Committee that a grade appeal has been filed prior to the meeting of the Committee.

All appeals and decisions must be communicated in written form.