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Regrading Policy

Grade Appeal Process

Any student who wishes to contest a grade given for work completed at Kellogg should adhere to the following procedure:

  1. Students have up to ten (10) business days from the beginning of the next registered quarter to resubmit for re-grading any work completed at any point throughout the quarter. In contesting a grade, the entire work, not only the sections in question, may be reviewed and the final grade adjusted accordingly.
  2. Submissions for re-grading must be made in writing via email to the professor and the Office of Registration (kellogg-registrar@kellogg.northwestern.edu). In the submission, the student must explicitly request a re-grade and outline the specific areas of the work that he or she feels were incorrectly graded.
  3. Professors should re-grade the work and return a written response to the student within ten (10) business days after the written request for a re-grade, explaining the results of the review and indicating whether the student’s grade has changed. Written confirmation of the decision should be submitted by the professors. (Off-campus faculty may be granted additional time by the Senior Associate Dean or Office of Registration and Student Records).
  4. If a student remains dissatisfied with the grading process, he or she will have up to five (5) business days after receiving the re-graded work to submit it a second time for re-grading, as outlined in step 2 above.
  5. Professors should re-grade the work within (5) business days of receiving the second written request, as outlined in step 3. This concludes the grading appeal process.

Professors' judgments on second submissions of written work will be final. There are no provisions for student appeal to outside parties in resolving grading disputes. Grade changes are not possible after a degree is conferred. A student who believes that a faculty member has not properly adhered to the re-grading process should contact the Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum and Teaching (seniorassociatedeans@kellogg.northwestern.edu).