WCU Change of Grade Policy

Undergraduate Policy

Any grade awarded other than NG or IP is final. Final grades can be changed only when there is a clerical or computational error. A newly disclosed diagnosis of a disability may not be used as reason for requesting a grade change or removal. If the student thinks there is an error, the student must report the alleged error in writing to the professor as soon as possible, but no later than the end of the fifth week of the following semester. If a grade change is warranted, the professor must submit a change of grade request to the Office of the Registrar not later than the end of the ninth week of the semester. Final grades cannot be changed after the ninth week of the semester following the alleged error.

If a student did not complete course requirements because of a valid reason, such as a serious illness or death in the family, a grade of NG may be assigned at the discretion of the professor. The professor will also determine the manner in which the course is to be completed and the deadline for completion. In no case may the period of completion extend beyond nine weeks into the next semester. No student may graduate with an NG on the transcript.

A grade of NG is changed to an F automatically if the requirements have not been completed by the end of the ninth week of the following semester. (The instructor must file a change of an NG grade in the Office of the Registrar by the middle of the tenth week of the semester.)

A grade of IP is changed to an F automatically if the requirements have not been completed by the end of the ninth week of the equivalent semester in the following year. (The instructor must file a change of an IP grade in the Office of the Registrar by the middle of the tenth week of the semester.)

A graduating senior has only 30 calendar days after the end of the term in which he or she intends to graduate to complete all degree requirements, including the removal of NG and IP grades.

 

Graduate Policy

A grade awarded other than NG and IP is final. Final grades can be changed only when there is a clerical or computational error. If the student thinks there is an error, the student must report the alleged error in writing to the professor as soon as possible, but no later than the end of the fifth week of the following semester. If a grade change is warranted, the professor must submit a change of grade request to the Office of the Registrar not later than the end of the ninth week of the semester. Final grades cannot be changed after the ninth week of the semester following the alleged error.


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