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Grade Appeals


Students have the right to appeal a grade when they believe that the grade was based on factors other than the student's academic performance in the course. The process for filing a grade appeal is as follows:

  1. The student must present written proof or justification to his/her Instructor that he/she deserves a grade change. If the request for a change of grade is denied then the student can submit her appeal to the academic program coordinator.

  2. The second level involves a meeting with the Academic Program Coordinator. The student must submit a written report of his/her meeting with the instructor to the Coordinator. If the Program Coordinator feels that there is sufficient cause to appeal a grade, then the Program Coordinator will initiate the appeal and forward the appeal to the Chairperson. If the department denies the appeal, then the student can submit his/her appeal to the academic department chairperson.

  3. The third level involves a meeting with the Academic Department Chairperson, In this case, the Chairperson will review the appeal and all pertinent documents available grade rosters, copies of papers and exams- and determine whether the appeal can be granted or not. Once a ruling has been made, the case should be considered closed. If the department denies the appeal, then the student can submit his/her appeal to the Academic Standard Committee.

For additional information, please visit the following website. http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/Administrative-Offices/SDEM/Student-Life/Academic-Standards-and- Appeals/Grade-Appeals