Seabird College provides an opportunity for students to resolve grades appeals in a fair and equitable manner.
The policy applies to all Seabird College students who are currently enrolled, as well as recent graduates and allows students 30 calendar days, from the issue of marks to submit their concern. Students must submit their concerns in writing to the instructor as a first step. If the concern is not addressed at that level, the grades can be appealed to the Senior Administrator and the Education Manager and the concern must be delivered in writing.
Only grades received on mid-term or final assessments may be appealed. Grades received for assignments or weekly quizzes may not be appealed.
- If a student is dissatisfied with the grade received for a mid-term or final course assessment and can provide evidence that a higher grade is warranted he/she should discuss with his/her instructor. The instructor will reconsider the grade and, if warranted, assign a different grade.
- If the student is not satisfied with the outcome of his/her appeal to the instructor, he/she should submit a written appeal to the Senior Education Administrator.
- The Senior Education Administrator will obtain a copy of the mid-term or final assessment from the instructor and will have the assessment re-marked by another instructor.
- If the assessment achieves a higher grade on re-mark, the higher grade will be assigned to the student. If the assessment achieves a lower grade on re-mark, the original grade will be retained.
- If the student is not satisfied with the outcome of his/her appeal to the Senior Education Administrator, he/she should submit a written appeal to the Education Manager.
- The Education Manager will review the information. If a grade appeal is reviewed by the Education Manager, the grade assigned following the re-mark and review will be final and cannot be appealed further.