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Grade Appeals/Academic Grievances

2 Cal State Students discussing Grade Appeal process with ProfessorStudents can initiate a grade appeal based on

1. a clerical error,
2. capricious or prejudicial evaluation,
3. inconsistent or inequitably applied standards
4. a finding of academic dishonesty
5. a case of discrimination or harassment  based on legally protected status and/or related retaliation 

But first, students must attempt to resolve the issue informally with the Instructor and the Department Chair/Associate Dean in writing, within twenty (20) days of the beginning of the next term (excluding summer). If you are unable to resolve the problem with your Instructor and Department Chair/Associate Dean you can file a formal grade appeal with our office no later than the end of the academic term (excluding summer) following formal notification of the decision or grade. Please review the due dates and deadlines below to ensure your grade appeal is reviewed by the University Academic Appeals Board. 

*Before filing an Academic Grievance Appeal Form, please read Cal State LA's Grade Appeals/Academic Grievance Policy in its entirety.

                       Grade Appeal Form                                              Grade Appeal Policy

Due Dates and Deadlines

Term for which grade is being appealed Informal Process to be initiated prior to Due dates for submission of formal appeal

(two weeks in advance of convening date)
University Academic Appeals Board Convenes to receive appeal

Notification of UAAB Decision to Hold Hearings or to close case

(20 academic workdays)

Hearing Committee Convenes and if necessary holds any hearings

(20 academic workdays)

Hearing Committee Final Decision by

(10 academic workdays from when the committee convenes)

Spring 22
Summer 22

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Thursday, August 23, 2022 Friday, September 2, 2022 Friday, September 30, 2022 Thursday, October 27, 2022 Wednesday, November 9, 2022
- - Thursday, September 22, 2022 Friday, October 7, 2022 Thursday, November 3, 2022 Thursday, December 8, 2022 Wednesday, December 21, 2022
- - Thursday, October 20, 2022 Friday, November 4, 2022

Friday, December 9, 2022

 
Friday, January 13, 2023 Friday, January 27, 2023
- - Thursday, November 17, 2022* (final deadline to submit appeals from Spring or Summer 2022) Friday, December 2, 2022 Friday, January 6, 2023 Friday, February 3, 2023 Thursday, February 16, 2023
Fall 22
Winter 23
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Thursday, January 19, 2023 Friday, February 3, 2023 Thursday, March 2, 2023 Wednesday, April 5, 2023  Tuesday, April 18, 2023
- - Thursday, February 16, 2023 Friday, March 3, 2023 Thursday, April 6, 2023 Wednesday, May 3, 2023  Tuesday, May 16, 2023
- - Thursday, March 16, 2023 Friday, April 7, 2023 Thursday, May 4, 2023 Thursday, June 1, 2023  Wednesday, June 14, 2023
- - Thursday, April 20, 2023* (final deadline to submit appeals from Fall 2022 or Winter 2023) Friday, May 5, 2023 Friday, June 2, 2023  Thursday, June 29, 2023 Thursday, July 13, 2023

 

Instructional videos about the Grade appeal process