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Appeal of a Final Grade

Timeline for Appeals

Fall 2019: The last day to appeal a final grade for a fall 2019 course will be January 27th, 2020.
Spring 2020: The last day to appeal a final grade for a spring 2020 course will be June 8th, 2020.

Students are informed of final grades for courses at the end of each academic term through the WVU Portal.

Prior to filing an appeal, students are strongly encouraged (but not required) to contact the individual
who reported the final grade to express their concerns and attempt to resolve the issue.


Level 1 appeal

  • The student may begin an appeal by submitting a written appeal via WVU e-mail to the Level 1 appeal reviewer within 10 class days after the grade is posted. The student’s appeal must include the documentation and evidence forming the basis of their appeal.
  • The course instructor/coordinator must provide all relevant documentation and criteria for determining the student’s final grade to the Level 1 appeal reviewer upon their request.
  • The Level 1 appeal reviewer assesses the available evidence and makes a decision about the appeal based on that evidence.
  • Within 10 class days after the student has submitted the appeal, the Level 1 appeal reviewer communicates the decision in writing via WVU e-mail to the student and the course instructor/coordinator.
  • Depending on the outcome of the appeal, the Level 1 appeal reviewer submits a grade modification.
  • The reviewer retains all documentation related to the appeal for 5 years.
  • If the student accepts the Level 1 appeal decision, the appeal is concluded.

Level 2 appeal

  • If the student does not accept the Level 1 appeal decision, the student may submit a written appeal via WVU e-mail to the Level 2 appeal reviewer within 10 class days after the decision at Level 1 is sent.
  • The Level 1 appeal reviewer forwards all materials included in the appeal to the Level 2 reviewer. Both the student and the course instructor/coordinator may provide additional information if they wish.
  • The Level 2 appeal reviewer assesses the available evidence and makes a decision about the appeal based on that evidence.
  • Within 10 class days after the student has submitted the appeal, the Level 2 appeal reviewer communicates the decision in writing via WVU e-mail to the student, the course instructor/coordinator, and the Level 1 appeal reviewer.
  • Depending on the outcome of the appeal, the Level 1 appeal reviewer submits a grade modification.
  • The reviewer retains all documentation related to the appeal for 5 years.
  • The appeal is concluded.