Appeals for Grade and Tuition

Grade Change Appeal

  • Before filing an appeal, you are strongly encouraged to first communicate with the professor of the course. If the conversation does not remedy the situation, or if you choose to not follow this route, if you think that a grade was issued in error, you may contact the Chair or appointed designee of the academic department the course falls under.

  • If contacting the Chair or appointed designee of the academic department the course fall under does not remedy the situation, you may file a grade appeal to the Committee for Academic Review No later than 90 days following the term in which a grade was assigned at academic.appeals@kbcc.cuny.edu

  • You may appeal a final grade to the Committee for Academic Review No Later than 90 days following the term in which the grade was given. The term is defined as fall/winter or spring/summer.

  • You may appeal a final grade to the Committee for Academic Review No Later than 90 days following the term in which the grade was given. The term is defined as fall/winter or spring/summer.

  • For example, if you wish to appeal grades assigned during the fall/winter term you must file an appeal No Later than the end of the following spring/summer term. Likewise, if you wish to appeal grades assigned during the spring/summer term, you must file an appeal No Later than the end of the following fall/winter term.

Tuition Adjustment Appeal

  • If you have an extenuating circumstance that caused you to not complete a course, you may file a tuition adjustment appeal to the Committee for Academic Review No Later than 90 days following the term in which a grade was assigned at academic.appeals@kbcc.cuny.edu

  • You must submit relevant supporting documentation with your application for consideration.

  • If you have not been in continuous attendance, appeals will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Appeal for Grade and Tuition Adjustment Instructions

  • For Appeals for Grade and Tuition Adjustment instructions, click here.

  • To complete the form, you must download and save it to your computer, then attach any relevant supporting documentation in your email to academic.appeals@kbcc.cuny.edu.

  • All decisions concerning the Grade and Tuition Adjustment Appeals are made by committee and are final.

Appeal for Reinstatement Process

  • If you are dismissed from the college for academic reasons, you may appeal to the Committee on Admissions and Academic Standing for readmission after one term. You should complete the online readmission application along with a letter of appeal which documents the reason for poor academic progress. The letter should be addressed to the College Committee on Admissions and Academic Standing. Consult the College’s webpage for readmission deadlines. Applications should be filed early since readmission deadlines are well before the start of the upcoming term.

  • If the Committee believes that your record indicates you may be able to make satisfactory progress toward earning a degree within a reasonable period of time, you may be readmitted. If at the end of the spring term of readmission, your academic level has not been raised to CUNY’s standards, nor has adequate progress in achieving the appropriate standards been shown, you will be dismissed. The College reserves the right to revise the academic dismissal policy as deemed necessary.