Jul 23, 2024  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2021-22 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2021-22 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Policies and Regulations

Grade Appeals

Grading reflects careful and deliberate assessment of a student’s performance by the instructing professional(s).  The College recognizes that in rare cases, the process of grading may be subject to error or injustice.  Before invoking the Student Grievance Procedure, a reasonable effort shall be made by those involved to resolve the grade dispute.  Only when such efforts are unsuccessful should the procedure be invoked.  Students must attempt informal resolution with their faculty and make an appointment with a Student Grievance Officer to review the procedure within 30 calendar days of the posting of final grades. 

Contact communitystandards@middlesex.mass.edu with questions or to schedule an appointment to review the procedure.  

This is required to commence the process and ensure the appropriate timeline.  If it has been over 30 days from receipt of final grade, alternative steps may be suggested.


For the purpose of Grade Appeals, substantial evidence of error or injustice is defined as:

  1. The assignment of a course grade to a student on some basis other than performance in the course; or
  2. The assignment of a course grade to a student by resorting to unreasonable standards different from those which were applied by the same instructor to other students in that course; or
  3. The assignment of a course grade by a substantial, unreasonable and unannounced departure from the instructor’s previously articulated standards


Grade Appeal Checklist

Grade Appeal Student Complaint Form (please save this form before filling it out electronically)

Grade Appeal Faculty Response Form