Grade Grievance
Citrus College seeks to establish a positive learning environment for all students. Students who believe they received a substandard grade in error may file a grievance. The Grade Grievance Procedure, AP 5530 Student Rights and Grievances, is intended to provide all parties with due process in the event of a disagreement or misunderstanding regarding course grades. The Student Rights and Grievance policy does not address personality, character or teaching styles; this process takes into account only the grading concerns of the student to determine if the California Code of Section 76224(a) was violated. The final grade that is assigned to a student is the purview of the course instructor who teaches the course.

The California Code of Regulations (Title 5, Section 55025) states, “When grades are given for any course of instruction taught in a community college district, the grade given to each student shall be the grade determined by the instructor of the course and the determination of the student’s grade by the instructor, in the absence of mistake, fraud, bad faith, or incompetency, shall be final."

If you feel you have evidence that would support a grade grievance, please visit the Citrus College Catalog (Grievance Procedures) for more information on how to file a petition for a grade grievance review.