Academic Integrity

These guidelines pertain to academic integrity issues related to student-faculty interactions in the classroom and other academic contexts. This document outlines Student Conduct and Faculty Conduct. Learn More >

Grade Disputes

Assigning grades to student work is the prerogative and the responsibility of the faculty. While faculty issue grades exercising good faith professional judgment of the students' work, undergraduate student and faculty opinions sometimes differ over grades or grading practices in manners that are difficult to reconcile. The grade dispute policy provides a mechanism to address such good faith differences without invoking academic integrity procedures.


Resolve a grade dispute not related to academic integrity.


  1. Students who disagree with an instructor over a grade should speak to the instructor.
  2. If a student comes to the Dean's office without having discussed the issue with the instructor, s/he should be sent back to the appropriate department to do so.
  3. If the discussion between the student and the instructor does not resolve the issue, the student should next meet with the Department Chair.
  4. If the issue is still not resolved, the student meets with the Assistant Dean responsible for grade disputes.
  5. The Assistant Dean investigates the concerns with the student, the instructor, and the Department Chair, and makes a decision regarding the grade dispute. This is the final Dietrich School decision.

Probation, Suspension, Dismissal

The Dietrich School systematically monitors students’ academic progress. Students in the Dietrich School are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above for each term of enrollment. Any student who has a cumulative GPA below 2.00 will automatically be placed on academic probation. Students on probation who still have a cumulative GPA below 2.00 after their next term of enrollment will be subject to suspension or dismissal. Learn More >

Undergraduate Bulletin

This online bulletin aims to provide the most current information possible; and is updated regularly. However, information contained in the bulletin is subject to change at any time. This bulletin is intended to serve as a general source of information and is in no way intended to state contractual terms. Learn More >

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, commonly known as FERPA, protects the privacy of your student and places restrictions on who can receive information. As a parent or guardian you may have limited access to your student’s personal records, unless your student grants permission for you to receive such information. For more information on FERPA, please visit the Office of the University Registrar.

Next Year's FAFSA Available Now

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) became available on October 1, 2016 for the 2017-18 academic year. This is the most important form to complete in order to qualify for almost all types of financial aid. Visit the Federal Student Aid Web site to access the online application and find many helpful tips.