Office of the Registrar
Campus Address
Hanover, NH
03755-3529
Phone: (603) 646-xxxx
Fax: (603) 646-xxxx
Email: reg@Dartmouth.EDU

Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


Final Grades

Final grades are the responsibility of the instructor.

Student-Initiated Appeal:

  • A student who questions the appropriateness of a grade confers with the instructor;
  • If the instructor agrees, the instructor makes a written request to the Registrar of the College, with the approval and co-signature of the department/program Chair;
    • The instructor must indicate one or more specific ways in which the student was done an injustice. A simple change of mind will not suffice. 
    • It may not be made on the grounds of course work completed after the term in which the course was offered other than in the case of an official incomplete.
  • If the instructor refuses to make a grade change:
    • The student may appeal, in turn, to the Chair, the Associate Dean of the Faculty for the appropriate division, and the Dean of the Faculty; it is unusual for such appeal to go beyond the Chair. 
  • The student must initiate the appeal to the instructor, in writing, by the last day of the term following that in which the course was taken.
  • The instructor must submit the final grade to the Registrar by the last day of the second term following the term in which the course was taken.
  • If the student has been graduated, only the department/program Chair may initiate a grade change. It must be submitted within one year of the student’s graduation and only in the case of clerical, computational or other similar administrative error.

Instructor-Initiated Grade Change:

  • The Instructor makes a written request to the Registrar of the College, with the approval and co-signature of the department/program Chair;
    • The Instructor must indicate one or more specific ways in which the student was done an injustice. A simple change of mind will not suffice.
    • The Instructor must submit the final grade to the Registrar by the last day of the term following the term in which the course was taken.
    • It may not be made on the grounds of course work completed after the term in which the course was offered other than in the case of an official incomplete.
    • If the Registrar refuses to make the change, the instructor may appeal to the Dean of Faculty.
    • If, however, the student has been graduated, the department/program Chair may initiate a grade change. It must be submitted within one year of the student’s graduation and only in the case of clerical, computational or other similar administrative error.

 

Note:  These procedures also apply to undergraduate courses with the subject TUCK, however where required the Tuck School of Business Dean designates the appropriate Chair equivalent within the Tuck structure.  If the appeal goes further, it proceeds to the Tuck Dean.