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Policy TrackingDate
Approved
RevisedSeptember 3, 2015
Reviewed

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The grade appeal process applies only to final course grades. In the event a student appeals a grade that prevents progression in a program, the student will be allowed to enroll and attend the following semester pending the outcome of the appeal. For sequential classes that have a clinical component, the student will be allowed to take the academic coursework, but will not be allowed to participate in the clinical component of the class until the appeal is over. If the grade is upheld, the student will be administratively dropped from the course and refunded the tuition.

  1. If a student is dissatisfied with his or her grade, the student must first meet with the instructor who assigned the grade within ten (10) business days after official receipt of that grade. The instructor will make a written determination and provide it to the student. In cases where the student is unable to meet in person with the instructor, the student may contact the instructor by letter or email. If the instructor is no longer employed at Blue Ridge Community College, the student may proceed to step two.
  2. If the student is still dissatisfied with the instructor’s determination, within ten (10) business days thereafter, the student may meet with the Department Dean. The student must present the instructor’s written determination. In cases where the student is unable to meet in person with the Department Dean, the student may contact the Dean by letter or email. The Department Dean will make a written determination and provide it to the student.
  3. If the student is dissatisfied with the Department Dean’s determination, within ten (10) business days thereafter, the student may meet with the Vice President for Instruction. The student must present the Department Dean’s written determination. In cases where the student is unable to meet in person with the Vice President for Instruction, the student may contact the Vice President by letter or email. The Vice President for Instruction shall make a written determination and provide it to the student.
  4. This step is considered to be the formal grade appeal. If the student is dissatisfied with the Vice President’s determination, within ten (10) business days thereafter, the student may file a written appeal with all documentary evidence to the President. The Vice President for Instruction shall also file a written response, attaching the instructor and Department Dean’s prior written decisions, to the President. The President shall perform an “on the record review” and will make a determination within thirty (30) business days after receipt of the student’s appeal. If needed for clarification, the President may meet with the student or ask the student or Vice President to submit additional information. The President’s decision is final.

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