If you believe your work in a Writing Program course (01:355 or 01:356) has been assessed incorrectly, the first step is to speak with your instructor within two weeks of receiving your final course grade. 

If you are unable to resolve the issue with your instructor, you may appeal your grade to the Writing Program by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. within four weeks of receiving your final course grade. Please follow these instructions in submitting your appeal: 

  • Write from your official Rutgers e-mail address
  • Include "Grade Appeal" in your e-mail's subject line
  • Include your 9-digit RUID in your email
  • Include specific course and section numbers/letters
  • Include your instructor's name
  • Provide a detailed explanation of your concerns and the grounds for your appeal, making specific reference to rubrics and assignment instructions
  • Include copies of the assignments relevant to your appeal, including grades and instructor comments (Canvas screenshots are acceptable)
  • Clearly describe any meetings you had with your instructor about your assignments and grades
  • Provide a copy of any written correspondence between you and your instructor regarding the assignment(s) or grade(s) at issue.

Grade appeals will be reviewed by the Executive Director and Associate Executive Director of the Writing Program. Please note that the grade appeal process exists to review serious procedural irregularities and to assess whether the grade assigned is within the range of possible reasonable academic evaluations. 

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