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Academic Affairs

Email: academicdean@king.edu
Phone: 423.652.4737

How do I appeal a grade?

First, speak to the professor involved. If you don’t find a mutually agreeable solution with your professor, you should take your grade concern to the school dean who oversees the course in question. Finally, if your grade concern remains unresolved, you can follow the grade appeal process outlined in the current academic catalogue in the section titled “Academic Appeals.”

What kinds of grade issues can I appeal?

Students may appeal matters related to grades, course policies, and pertinent academic procedure. Appeals are considered valid when grade or course policies or procedures are applied inconsistently with how they may be described on a course syllabus or in a catalogue or handbook.  

I am a traditional undergraduate student. Do I have to take the CBASE exam? If so, when?

Yes. All traditional undergraduate students take the CBASE (College Basic Skills Exam). The exam, listed as KING 4020 on your course schedule and transcript) is a co-requisite with KING 4000: Christian Faith and Social Responsibility.

Do all students have to take the MFT exam?

All students must complete a comprehensive assessment prior to graduation. The comprehensive assessment is listed as KING 4010 on your course schedule and transcript, and is usually taken in your last semester of study before graduation. The MFT (Major Field Test) is used as the comprehensive assessment for majors in Biology, Business, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, Master of Business Administration, Mathematics, Music, Physics, and Political Science. See your department chair for your major’s comprehensive assessment.

Revised Date: 08/08/2012