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A grade appeal may be a requested by a student who petitions due to:

  • Arithmetic or clerical error
  • Arbitrariness, possibly including discrimination or harassment based on the race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression of the student
  • Personal malice
  • Student conduct under the Instrument of Student Judicial Governance

Use the form below to submit a grade appeal request. If you have questions about the grade appeal you can find our FAQs below or contact Academic Advising through our website advising.unc.edu.

FAQs

  • You can find the policy on Grade Appeals in the Attendance, Grading, and Examination section of the UNC Catalog.

Any student who wishes to appeal a course grade should first attempt to resolve this disagreement with the instructor concerned. The student may also consult the chair of the academic department that offers the class. Failing to reach a satisfactory resolution, the student may appeal the grade in accordance with the procedures outlined below. Such appeal must be made no later than the last day of classes of the succeeding fall or spring semester.

For a grade change to be considered, it must be based upon one or more of the following grounds and upon allegation that the ground or grounds cited influenced the grade assignment to the student’s detriment:

  • Arithmetic or clerical error
  • Arbitrariness, possibly including discrimination or harassment based on the race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression of the student
  • Personal malice
  • Student conduct cognizable under the Instrument of Student Judicial Governance
  • You should begin by composing a statement explaining the grounds for the appeal (see “How do I Pursue a Grade Appeal” above)
  • Carefully read and fill out the online Grade Appeal Student Form

Your grade appeal will be referred to the Associate Dean for the Academic Advising Program, who will take the case to the next meeting of the Administrative Board Appeals Committee. The committee meets once or twice a semester to consider grade appeal requests, because of this the grade appeal review process may take several months to complete.

  • If the Committee does not find sufficient grounds to require a further review, you will be so notified by email.
  • If the Committee does find sufficient reason to require a further review, it will refer your grade appeal and all materials to the academic department for a review by faculty from within and outside the department. The department chair will forward the findings back to the Administrative Board Appeals Committee for the final decision, and you will be notified by email.

Grade Appeal Student Form

    For a grade change to be considered, it must be based upon one or more of the above grounds and upon allegation that the ground or grounds cited influenced the grade assignment to the student’s detriment.
  • You can upload any supporting documentation below.
  • Drop files here or
    Examples of supporting documents that should be included are: the course syllabus, all graded work returned to the student, any communication with the instructor or others related to the case, and anything else that applies.
  • Please read and check off next to each of the following agreement statements:

  • Please type your full name.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • By clicking Submit you agree that you have read and agree to the above statements and the information that you have provided is true to your knowledge.