Grade and academic appeals procedures

Grade appeal procedures

Students should first seek to settle grade disputes informally with the instructor. The dean's office of each school/college has established formal grade appeal procedures. Links to these procedures are also available on the Office of the Provost website. In most instances, formal grade appeals must be filed within 30 days of the time the student has or should have received their final grade.

Academic appeal procedures

In matters where a college's signed final decision is based upon the evaluation of a student's academic performance, and when review procedures available to them within the college have been exhausted, the student may request the provost to review that decision on the record. The college of record for doctoral students is the Graduate School since the Graduate School is responsible for oversight of doctoral academic processes and certifying doctoral degrees. If, after your school/college appeal path is exhausted and you wish to continue with the grade appeal process, per the University Academic policy, you may request a Provost Review within 30 days of this decision. The request should be submitted via the online form located at For assistance with the appeal process, you may contact Laura Birnie-Lindemann at the Ombuds Office, The request for a provost review should outline any additional arguments the student wishes to be taken into consideration by the provost's review. The provost's review of the college's decision will proceed as soon as practicable after notification by the student of their wish to seek review.