Academic Appeal Policy

Policy #: 
ACD 101.008
Executive Owner: 
Senior Vice President Operational Strategy & Learning

All AHU students.


The purpose of this policy is to outline the procedure for student filing of an academic grievance.


Should a student have an academic grievance concerning a grade, course, or academic program decision, he or she should follow the Student Academic Appeal procedure as outlined in the Academic Catalog. Grievances should be discussed with the applicable instructor or department chair no later than five business days after the decision or incident prompting the grievance. The instructor or department chair must respond to the student within five business days of the appeal. The decision of Academic Administration on any appeal is final.

Appeals relating to clinical learning experiences should be directed to the applicable academic department.

Additional Information for Graduate Programs

Complaints against specific graduate programs may be referred to the appropriate accrediting body after all internal mechanisms for resolution have been exhausted.


CommitteeDate VotedMinutes Code
President's CouncilMonday, March 19, 201818:33
Approved by: 
Approval Date: 
Monday, October 1, 2018
Effective Date: 
Monday, October 1, 2018
Review Date: 
Friday, October 20, 2023