Submit an Appeal or Grievance
Appeal of Academic Action Decisions
Students may appeal program decisions concerning academic actions to the CEHD Office of Student and Academic Affairs by completing the appropriate form listed below and submitting all supporting documentation. Students may hand deliver or mail the form and documentation to: Office of Student and Academic Affairs, College of Education and Human Development, Thompson Hall 2200, MS 4B4, Fairfax, VA 22030, or email the form and documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the request is denied by the College, students are afforded one final level of appeal to the Associate Provost. The burden of proof rests with the student who must provide clear and convincing documentation to support the contention that the decision was unfair. All documentation must be submitted prior to the last day of classes of the semester in which the original request was made. The Provost’s Office does not consider grade appeals, nor does the University Academic Appeals Committee.
|Appeal of Grades||All students||Students may appeal grades that they believe were assigned unjustly or were based on unclear criteria.|
|Appeal of Suspension||Undergraduate||Students who have been placed on suspension (first or second) may petition for an override of their suspension no later than three weeks prior to the start of the semester.|
|Academic Clemency||Undergraduate||Students who have been away from Mason for three or more consecutive years are eligible to request clemency.|
|Appeal of Termination||Graduate||Students who are terminated as a result of failing to meet the minimum standards of academic performance may appeal termination.|
|Time Limit Extension Requests||Graduate||Students who are unable to meet the time limit requirement to earn a degree may apply for an extension.|
General complaints regarding the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) may be made to the Office of Student and Academic Affairs, by completing a Complaint Form and submitting it electronically to email@example.com.
A grievance is a formal complaint that is raised by a student towards faculty or staff. The student should complete a Complaint Form and submit it electronically to CEHD Office of Student and Academic Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org. All grievances will be thoroughly investigated.