Before a student may initiate a formal Grade Appeal based on a clerical error, capricious or prejudicial evaluation, inconsistent or inequitably applied evaluation standards, he or she must attempt to resolve the issue informally with the Instructor and/or Chair of the department in writing, within twenty (20) days of the beginning of the term (excluding summer) immediately following the formal posting of the grade.
If at any point in the informal process a student makes an allegation of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based on age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status by state or federal law, the student should be referred to the Title IX Officer and Director of Human Resources Equity and Diversity Policies and Procedures, and provided with a copy of Executive Order 1097. Executive Order 1097 can also be accessed here.
If the student and instructor are not able to resolve the problem, a formal appeal of a course grade or other academic decision must be initiated no later than the end of the academic term (excluding summer) following formal notification to the student of the decision or grade.
All other Academic appeals, including findings of academic dishonesty, shall proceed immediately to the Formal Appeal Process, outlined in Section III. B of the Grade Appeals/Academic Grievance policy.
*Before filing the Academic Grievance Appeal Form, please read Cal State LA's Grade Appeals/Academic Grievance Policy in its entirety.