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Petition for Failing Grades

The Academic Regulations Committee reviews all requests for petition of failing grades. If the failing grade was within the past five years and you meet the following criteria, the Academic Regulations Committee will consider your petition for a change of grade, 'F' to 'W' (withdrawal).

Petition for Failing Grades Criteria

  • Only F grades will be considered 
  • Course was taken fewer than five years ago
  • Explain the circumstances for failed grade(s)
  • Submit supporting documentation via email to gradesdept@cod.edu. Your appeal may be denied if supporting documentation is not provided. 
  • Two petitions per student (you can petition for multiple courses on each petition when the circumstances are the same. All grade appeal decisions are final.

Refer to Student Appeal Procedures in the Student Services section of the current College of DuPage Catalog for additional information.  This process takes approximately eight to 10 weeks. You will be notified in writing of the result of your appeal.

Forgiveness Policy

If you meet the following criteria, the failing grade(s) will remain on your transcript but will be removed from your grade point average calculation. There will be a notation on your official transcript indicating that you have been granted forgiveness for the failed course(s).

  • Only F grades will be considered
  • A period of at least 36 months of non-enrollment has elapsed since the end of the last term of grades to be forgiven (excluding non-credit classes).
  • Upon return, a minimum of 12 consecutive semester hours with no grades of 'D', 'F', 'S', 'I', or 'X' and no more than two 'W' grades must be earned at College of DuPage before forgiveness will be considered. In addition, a student must earn the same number of credit hours with a grade of 'C' or better equal to the number of credit hours of 'F' grades to be forgiven. 
  • A maximum of 25 quarter hours or 18 semester hours of 1000-level courses and above will be forgiven. 
  • Forgiveness will be granted one time only for each student. 

Refer to Standards of Academic Progress in the Academic Information section of the current College of DuPage Catalog for additional information. This process takes approximately one week. You will be notified in writing of the result of your appeal.
 

Petition for Failing Grades Form

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List the courses you are petitioning below.
 


Communications regarding your petition will be sent to your dupage.edu email account. You will be notified in writing of the result of your appeal. 

**Explain the circumstances to support your grade appeal request and provide supporting documentation as needed.

Your appeal may be denied if you do not provide supporting documentation.

Send documentation to:
gradesdept@cod.edu
Fax to (630) 942-3693

Or mail to:

College of DuPage
The Office of Student Records
425 Fawell Blvd Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599

Contact the Office of Student Records with any questions at gradesdept@cod.edu, (630) 942-2445.