If you feel that your work in a Writing Program course (01:355 or 01:356) has been assessed incorrectly, please complete the form below. Keep in mind that only about one in five appeals leads to a change of grade.
Grade Appeals must be filed with the Writing Program no later than 15 days before the following semester begins.
INCLUDE ALL WRITTEN WORK.
Your appeal must include ALL of your written and GRADED work from the semester (instructor comments must be included, where applicable.) Please indicate the correct name or number on each written assignment (adding notes as necessary). Appeals might not be accepted if there are missing items or missing instructor comments, so please explain any material that you are not able to include. We would prefer electronic copies of your work (which can include scanned papers). However, you may submit your complete paper folder at the Writing Program’s College Avenue office at Murray Hall, Room 108, during regular business hours (9-4, with the exception of lunch).
MAKE YOUR CASE.
In addition to submitting the papers, you must submit a reason for your appeal. Appeals that argue for a higher grade based upon the grading criteria have the best chance of success. Please review the grading criteria for your Writing Program course before writing your appeal: wp.rutgers.edu/academics/undergraduate/courses
INCLUDE AN EMAIL ADDRESS SO WE CAN CONTACT YOU.
Please be sure to supply an email address you check often.
AFTER FILING AN APPEAL.
If you are appealing a failing grade in Expository Writing (355:101) or any lower course (including 355:100, 355:098, and any 356 course), you should register for the course for which you received the failing grade while you wait for the results of your appeal.
You will be notified by email shortly before the start of the semester following your appeal. Appeals are read by a committee that meets near the end of Summer and Winter breaks. Appeals from students who received failing grades will be read by two committee members.
All other appeals will be read by one member of the committee.
File An Appeal.
If you wish to file an appeal, PLEASE USE THIS LINK TO FILL OUT THE GRADE APPEAL FORM.
( Please note that you must be logged into your Scarletmail account to fill out this form.)