Grade Appeals and Changes

A course grade that has been reported by the instructor to the Registrar and recorded cannot be changed except in the following circumstances:

  1. Error in grade. If a student believes that there is an error in a grade, the student should discuss the situation with the instructor. A request for a change of grade assigned by an instructor who has left the university should be addressed to the chair of the department.
  2. Removal of an Incomplete. A student receiving a grade of I (incomplete) is expected to consult with the instructor within the prescribed time limit and to complete all necessary work.  The period of time given to a student to remove a grade of I is established by the instructor, subject only to the maximum time limit set by the university.  The university requires that a grade of I be removed no later than the end of the second academic term after the grade of I was assigned (whether or not the student was enrolled during these two terms).  The Office of the Registrar will assign a grade of F at the end of the second academic term unless the Office of the Registrar receives an approved grade change request from the instructor.  (If the student enrolled for S/U grading, a U will be assigned.)  The instructor may or may not change this F/U to an authorized academic grade (i.e., A, B, C, D, S or WF) but may not change it back to I.  Instructors may not change I to a W unless a Hardship Withdrawal is awarded.  In exceptional cases, departments may authorize students to have I grade for more than two semesters.  Such authorizations must be approved by the department chair.  The authorization to extend I beyond two semesters must be renewed each semester.  Students need not to be enrolled to complete assignments for a course in which a grade of I has been assigned.  Auditing or retaking the same course will not remove a grade of I.  No student may graduate with an incomplete grade.

Grade Appeals

Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct at http://codeofconduct.gsu.edu/ and the University Catalogs, section 1050.80 Student Complaints, Petitions for Policy Waivers and Variances, and Appeals.