Grade Changes

If you believe there was an error in the way your instructor calculated your grade or another extenuating circumstance, you may be able to request a grade change. You may also be able to appeal a grade that you received.

IUPUC is closely affiliated with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Our grade change policies for undergraduate and graduate students are identical to those posted on IUPUI’s Office of the Registrar Web page. They are summarized below.

Changing a Grade After the Course Has Ended

Students at IUPUC are subject to the university's policy on consideration of requests for change of grade after conclusion of the course. The policy applies to undergraduate students only; requests by graduate students for a change after a course has ended are subject to the policies of the academic unit.

  • Divisions offering undergraduate courses at IUPUC will not consider petitions for change of grade that is older than five years; some divisions may employ a shorter time limit.
  • Exceptions may be made only if an extremely serious, documented health circumstance (e.g., coma, unmanageable schizophrenia, etc.) prevents you from filing a petition within the five-year period.
  • Other options, such as grade forgiveness, grade replacement, and probationary readmission are possible alternatives you may pursue.

If you believe an error was made in calculating or assigning your grade, contact the instructor and ask to have your grade changed. If the instructor declines your request or cannot be contacted, you may submit a change of grade petition.

Requests for changing a grade after a course has ended will only be honored to correct a mistake or error in calculating or assigning the course grade. To facilitate this process, please complete a change of grade petition. The petition offers an opportunity for you to make a personal statement explaining why you believe your grade should be changed and to provide any supporting documentation.

Decisions on grade changes are made within the division offering the course. If your request is supported, the division will notify the Office of Registrar Services about the new grade and you will be notified accordingly, including your new cumulative GPA. Make sure the registrar’s office always has a current home address for you. If your request is denied, you will be notified by the Office of Registrar Services.

Withdrawing After a Course Has Ended

These policy applies only to undergraduate students; graduate students who want to withdraw after a course has concluded are subject to the policies of the specific IUPUC division.

  • This policy refers to requests for withdrawals (not issues of grade discrepancies or disputes addressed by division policies) after a course has concluded.
  • Divisions offering undergraduate courses at IUPUC will not consider petitions for withdrawal from concluded courses that are older than five years some divisions may employ a shorter time limit.
  • Exceptions may be made only if an extremely serious, documented health circumstance (e.g., coma, unmanageable schizophrenia, etc.) prevents you from filing a petition within the five-year period.
  • Other options, such as grade forgiveness, grade replacement, and probationary readmission are possible alternatives you may pursue.
  • Your failure to officially withdraw from a course, even if you never attended the course, is not sufficient reason for a course to be deleted from your record.

Process for Petitioning

You may appeal a grade following the process established by the appropriate academic division at IUPUC. This usually includes completing a change of grade petition. You must provide your contact information, the number, title, and semester/year of the course taken, and a statement about why you believe your grade should be changed. Enter your information online, then print and deliver or mail the completed petition to the Office of Registrar Services. You may provide supporting information to supplement your petition.

  • The division offering the course may have its own policies and deadlines beyond which they will not consider requests for changes of grades.
  • If your performance or withdrawal was medically related, provide supporting documentation from your doctor. Only persons with a need to know will see any confidential materials you may submit.
  • Allow at least three to four weeks for the review process. You will be notified in writing with the decision. Please be sure your address is current.