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Student Appeal Process

Students have the right to appeal decisions made and policies enforced by the College. Appeals may be requested based upon the following circumstances:

  • Final grades
  • Attendance
  • Enforcement of College policies resulting in a change in status or disciplinary action

Appeal of a final grade or attendance:

  • Students disputing a final grade or attendance must first meet with or email the instructor within five business days of the last scheduled class day.
  • The student must provide evidence substantiating the request.
  • The instructor must review, make a determination, and meet with the student to communicate the decision within three business days.
  • The student may appeal the instructor’s decision and must email or turn in the hard copy of the appeal to the Program Director within three business days of the instructor’s decision.
  • The Program Director must review, make a determination, and meet with the student to communicate the decision within three business days.
  • The decision of the Program Director is final.

Appealing enforcement of College policies:

  • Students disputing a decision based on enforcement of College policies resulting in a status change or disciplinary action must appeal in writing within five business days of the decision and submit documentation to the Director of Education.
  • An appeals panel will be convened within three business days of receipt of the appeal.
  • An appeals panel will review, make a determination, and meet with the student within three business days.
  • Prior to the appeal panel’s final decision, students may choose to appear to present additional information.

 

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