Request Change of Grade
After an instructor has submitted a student’s grade to the Office of the Registrar, the grade may be changed only with the approval of the instructor and appropriate administrator: the assistant dean in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences or the School of the Arts, or the director of academic programs in the School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education.
However, the final grade is the prerogative of the instructor.
- If there has been a clerical error or if the student believes that the grade received is inaccurate, the student should discuss the grade with the instructor.
- After consulting with the instructor, if the student has further questions regarding the grade the student should discuss it with the associate/assistant dean. The assistant dean may, if appropriate, arrange a discussion with the instructor. However, the final grade is the prerogative of the instructor.
- If a grade dispute involves an instructor who is no longer a member of the Purchase College faculty, the assistant dean or the director of academic programs may adjudicate the matter.
- In exceptional cases, grades may be changed up to six months after the completion of a given semester. No grade changes are accepted after this date.
This procedure does not apply to those cases where a student is completing work formerly recorded with the registrar as an incomplete (INC).