UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 09-01-04

CATEGORY:              STUDENT AFFAIRS
SECTION:                  University Grading
SUBJECT:                 Grade Changes
EFFECTIVE DATE:   January 1, 2006
PAGE(S):                   1

I.    SCOPE

      This policy establishes the responsibilities and regulations regarding the grade change

      process.

II.   POLICY

      Grade changes must be made using the Grade Change Request Form and must include

      complete student, term, course, and grade information, as well as the reason for the

      grade change.  In addition, the following regulations must be adhered to:

      -     The information provided on the form must match the information in the student

            administration system.

      -     The grade submitted must conform to the grading option(s) available for that course

            (and the option selected by the student, if applicable).  Note: G grades may not be

            changed after more than one year has passed from the end of the term or

            session in which that grade was submitted (Deans may request exceptions

            to this policy in extenuating circumstances).

     -     The instructor’s signature is required (unless the instructor is unavailable, in which

            case the department chairperson may sign in place of the instructor).

      -     The signature of the dean (or designee) of the academic center offering the course

            is required.

      -     Instructors should refer to individual school policy and guidelines for additional

            information.

III.  REFERENCES

      Policy 09-01-01, Grading System

      Policy 09-01-03, Grading Options

      Policy 09-01-05, G Grade Deadline

      Policy 09-01-07, Course Withdrawal