Academic Appeals

Institutional Information

Academic Appeals Procedure

A student who seeks to appeal a grade must follow the academic chain of authority (Instructor - School Dean - Dean of Instruction - Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs - Chancellor). Grades assigned for course assignments, tests, quizzes, projects, etc. must be challenged within two weeks of receiving the grade. Semester grades must be challenged within the first two weeks of the semester following the awarding of the grade. The student is responsible for moving through the process as expeditiously as possible.

Should the appeal be elevated to the Dean of Instruction, the student must submit an Appeal Procedures Form (opens new window).

This form must be accompanied by a letter detailing what steps have been taken previously to resolve the issue, an explanation of why previous decisions are still being appealed, and documentation in support of the continued appeal.

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
(337) 421-6565
(800) 256-0483
info@sowela.edu

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Friday: 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM
(337) 421-6550

SOWELA Technical Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Title IX Officer

Candy Parker

candy.parker@sowela.edu

(337) 421-6510 or (800) 256-0483

3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

ADA Officer

Maegan Lewis

maegan.lewis@sowela.edu

(337) 421-6952 or (800) 256-0483

3850 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

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