A grade appeal must be initiated by the student within three weeks of receiving the grade. Prior to making a grade appeal student must contact the instructor. A written request must be submitted to the instructor of the class. If after a review by the Program Dean the issue remains unresolved, a committee of uninvolved faculty or staff will be selected for the grade appeal hearing. Both the student and the faculty member may present information. The committee will notify the student and the instructor of its findings within seven days of hearing. All decisions are final.