The purpose of the grade dispute policy is to ensure due process for a student wishing to dispute the final grade that has been assigned to them as appearing on their official transcript. Grade disputes may be initiated if a student suspects “inappropriate criteria were used to determine the grade or that the instructor did not adhere to stated procedures or grading standards” (AAUP). Students may progress to subsequent semester classes while the grade dispute is in progress. Should the resolution result in an upheld failing grade, the student will be administratively withdrawn from the course and receive a full refund for tuition paid for that course. This policy relates only to final grades. Students should meet with instructors within one week (or the time frame indicated on the syllabus) for individual assignment grades being posted.