Procedures for Student Grievances Regarding Grades
Education Code 76224 states:
(a) When grades are given for any course of instruction taught in
a community college district, the grade given to each student shall
be the grade determined by the instructor of the course and the
determination of the student’s grade by the instructor, in the absence
of mistake, fraud, bad faith, or incompetency, shall be final.
1. Student shall meet with the instructor to discuss the grade.
If the issue is not resolved and the student believes that the grade
is based on a mistake, fraud, bad faith, or incompetency, (EC
76224), he/she may appeal in writing to the Division Dean. Such
an appeal must be made within a one year period following the
semester which the grade was assigned.
2. Forms for the written appeal may be found in any divisional
3. The student may be requested to set-up an appointment with the
appropriate Division Dean to discuss the written grievance.
4. The appropriate Division Dean will review the allegations and
consult with the instructor.
5. The Division Dean will review the issue and will notify the student
and instructor in writing of his/her decision.
6. The decision of the Division Dean is final.