Grade Appeal Policy


Acadia College provides an opportunity for students to appeal for grades and all matters related to grades appeal are dealt in a fair, reasonable and equitable manner.

The policy applies to all Acadia College students who are currently enrolled or were enrolled prior to the submission of their concern to the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Educational Administrator.

Procedure for Grade Appeal:

  1. If a student is dissatisfied with a grade received and can provide evidence that a higher grade is warranted he/she should discuss with his/her instructor. The instructor will reconsider the grade and, if warranted, assign a different grade.
  2. All request for grade appeal must be in writing.
  3. If the student is not satisfied with the outcome of his/her appeal to the instructor, he/she should submit a written appeal to the Senior Educational Administrator using Grades Appeal form.
  4. The Senior Educational Administrator will obtain a copy of the assignment/test in question from the instructor and will have another instructor re-assess the test.
  5. If the student achieves a higher grade on re-assessment, the higher grade will be assigned to the student. If the student achieves a lower grade on re-assessment, the original grade will be retained.
  6. The grade will be considered final and cannot be appealed.
  7. The decisions on the grade appeal will be provided to students within thirty (30) school days of Acadia College’s receipt of the written appeal.