Grade Reassessment and Grade Recalculation - Policy 162
The purpose of this policy is to affirm the right of students to request a reassessment of a graded course component if they believe their grade does not reflect the academic merit of their work or request a recalculation of a final grade or a grade on a course component if they believe an error or omission has been made in the calculation of grades. The further purpose of this policy is to enable students’ requests for grade reassessment and grade recalculation to be processed and assessed in a fair, timely, objective, and consistent manner throughout the University.
Students’ requests for a grade reassessment must be based on sufficient academic grounds and be supported by evidence and documentation (e.g. from the course outline, course notes, textbooks, assignment grade rubric). Merely asserting that the work deserves a higher grade, that the student disagrees with the grade or that the assignment was the result of a great deal of effort, is insufficient support for a grade reassessment.
At each stage of reassessment, the student must explicitly respond to the comments made in the previous assessment or reassessment in support of their argument that the grade does not reflect the academic merit of their work.
For grade reassessments in graduate courses, reassessment of a portion of a graded course component is not permitted.
Note: it is important to clarify that a grade reassessment or recalculation may result in the grade being maintained, raised or lowered.