Policies and Procedures

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.

Academic Alert, Probation, Suspension, Dismissal

The Dietrich School is committed to the success of its students and has guidelines in place to connect students with the appropriate resources at the earliest sign of academic difficulty. A student’s academic standing is comprised of three factors: term GPA, cumulative GPA, and progress toward a degree. Students in the Dietrich School are expected to maintain a cumulative and term GPA of 2.00 or above for each term of enrollment. In addition, full-time students are expected to successfully complete a minimum of 9 credits during each term of enrollment. Part-time students are expected to successfully complete a minimum of 3 credits during each term of enrollment. Learn More >

Undergraduate Catalog

The undergraduate catalog serves as a general source of information regarding Dietrich School policies and procedures. 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.