Office of the Registrar
UT Tyler Academic Grievance Policy
Academic related grievances, such as disputes regarding grades, must be initiated by contacting the instructor who assigned the grade within sixty (60) days.
If the student is not satisfied with the decision, the student may appeal in writing to the appropriate chairperson of the department from which the grade was issued. Grade Appeal forms are available in the Dean's Office. Grievances may then be appealed to the Academic Dean, and finally the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Note: Grade Appeals are not processed by the Student Appeals Committee.
Submitting an Appeal to the Student Appeals Committee:
If an extraordinary situation, other than grades, adversely affected your educational progress, you may submit an appeal for consideration by the Student Appeals Committee.
Note: Students may not appeal Academic Suspension status.
All appeals submitted for consideration by the Student Appeals Committee must include:
- Clearly stated appeal request.
Multiple requests should be submitted as individual appeals.
- Clearly stated, legibly written explanation of why you are appealing.
Typed letters may be attached to explain the nature of an appeal instead of filling in the blank provided on the Application for Appeal itself.
- A current degree plan, signed by your academic advisor.
Freshmen meeting with Academic Success advisors may substitute documentation from that office.
Non-UT Tyler transient students are not required to submit a degree plan.
- Thorough documentation to support your appeal. Appeals with insufficient documentation will be subject to denial.
Students should take the necessary time to document their appeals thoroughly before submission to the Enrollment Services Center (ADM 230).
Students will receive email at their Patriots student email account regarding the status of their appeal after the Committee has reached its decision.