Grade Appeals

Students at South Texas College have the right to appeal academic grades which they consider manifestly unjust or erroneous.

The primary responsibility for assigning grades in a course belongs to the faculty member, and in the absence of compelling evidence of discrimination, differential treatment, or procedural irregularities, the judgment of the faculty member responsible for the course must remain determinant.

Grade Appeal Committee Responsibility

During the Academic Year, the Office of Admissions and Records will forward all Grade Appeal student documentation to the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA), who in turn notifies the Grade Appeal Committee. The committee consists of faculty from all academic departments within the Academic Affairs Division. The committee meets on a case-by-case basis. Their responsibility is to review the document(s) provided by the Office of the VPAA and if needed to meet with faculty and student and then after deliberation they render a decision. The Chair of the Grade Appeal Committee submits their recommendation (formal memo) to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Vice President reviews the recommendation and creates an official memo to be mailed to the student and copies to the Dean, Program Chair, and Dean of Enrollment Services & Registrar.

Resources

Grade Appeal Procedures

Grade Appeal Form