My daughter, a student at IUS, received a failing grade in her final class of her final semester and was told she would have to repeat the class. There are others in the class with similar grades as her who were "passed" as a favor by the professor. She appealed to the dean and he told her before Christmas that she could retake a test and if she passed that test she would receive a passing grade for the next semester but she would still have to pay for the class. He has since reneged and now says she must retake the course.There are alot more details to this drama, but that is the gist of it.Does she have any recourse?
State/Country relating to Question: Indiana
Appealed to the professor, and then to the department head.
HelloCustomerThere is no legal action she could take in court. These matters are seen as within the discretion of the university, and must be redressed within the university system. If she has approached the professor, department head and dean, I'm afraid little else can be done. A court is not going to get involved with the individual grades of students, or review university grading policy. Thomas
Can she go to the accreditation agency or will that just make the professor and the dean so mad that they retaliate? They can make her life miserable, after all.
The accreditation agency will not get involved with an individual student's grades. If there were a large group of students who made the same complaint about the university's grading policy, they might look into it. But even then, I don't think they would change individual student's grades.Thomas
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