Change of Grade

Grades appearing on a student’s academic record may not be changed after one calendar year from the start of term in which the grade was incurred.

• A final grade may not be changed on the basis of work completed after a term has ended.

• A final grade appearing on a student’s academic record at the time of graduation cannot be changed to any other grade subsequent to the awarding of the degree. This includes processing a course withdrawal or cancellation.  This rule includes students who have been awarded a master's degree while in the process of obtaining a PhD. No grades associated with any prior earned master's, certificate or other SBU degree can be changed once the degree has been awarded.

Grade changes that involve changing one grade to another, changing an incomplete to a letter grade after the first day of classes, or changing an incomplete to a letter grade after an extension has expired, must be approved by the Graduate School.