Duquesne University School of Law

2.07 Grade Correction Procedure

After grades in a course have been submitted to the Registrar, no grade may be changed except to correct an arithmetic or clerical error.

A student who wishes to challenge a final grade must discuss the grade with the course faculty member no later than thirty (30) days after the start of the semester following the one in which the disputed grade was assigned. The professor must inform the student of his/her decision regarding the grade challenge no later than twenty (20) days after the discussion with the student.

A faculty member who believes a grade correction is warranted must submit a grade correction request to the Academic Status Committee. Any request must include documentation of the arithmetic or clerical error. The Committee’s disposition of the request will be reported to the full faculty.

A student may appeal a professor’s refusal to change a grade by petitioning the Academic Status Committee no later than sixty (60) days after the start of the semester following the one in which the grade was assigned. An affirmance of the professor’s decision by the Committee shall be final.

No grade may be changed later than the last day of classes of the semester following the one in which the disputed grade was assigned.

Students who wish to pursue a grade correction should also consult the grade correction policy applicable to University graduate students, which can be found at www.duq.edu/academics/university-catalogs/2016-2017-graduate/academic-policies/final-grade-appeal-policy