Students who wish to file a complaint about a course grade or a grade received for a particular piece of work in a course should first attempt to resolve the matter through discussion with the instructor. If the issue cannot be resolved satisfactorily between the student and instructor, the student may specify in writing the basis for the complaint and request a review by the director or adviser of the graduate program offering the course.
A written complaint about a grade for work completed while the course is in progress must be submitted to the program director or adviser no later than two weeks after notification of the grade. A student must submit a written complaint about a final course grade to the program director or adviser no later than four weeks after the official notification of grades.
A student who wishes to appeal the decision of the graduate program must do so in writing to the Office of the Dean. Written notification of the action taken by the graduate director or adviser or the dean is sent to the student within six weeks of filing an appeal, excluding weeks in which classes are not in regular session.