Policy Number: 6.700

Policy Name: Grade Change Policy

Original Adoption: January 1, 1991

Revised: March 25, 1992; September 2016

Next Scheduled Review: September 2025

Responsible Cabinet Member: Vice President for Academic Affairs

Department/Office: Academic Affairs


This policy applies to all National Park College students who are enrolled in credit classes.


Arkansas code Section 6-61-521 grants the authority to the Board of Trustees to establish rules and regulations for the institution. Section 4.100 of the Board of Trustees Statement of Policies grants authority to the President to implement the policies and procedures of the Board relating to college operations. The policies of National Park College fall within the following framework and hierarchy and, therefore, are subject to compliance with laws and regulations instituted by higher levels of authority:

  1. Federal laws and regulations
  2. State laws and regulations
  3. Board of Trustees Statements of Policy
  4. Faculty Handbook and College Catalog
  5. Internal guidelines

In the event of a conflict between different levels in 1 through 5 above, the lower numerical heading shall take precedence over the higher numerical heading. Internal policies and procedures that apply to the operations of individual departments or academic divisions may not conflict with College policy, but may be more restrictive.


No grade, except an incomplete, may be removed from a student’s official record once properly recorded. Requests for error correction must be completed within one semester after a grade has been assigned.


It is the student’s responsibility to initiate correction of a mistake in a final grade assignment by contacting the instructor about the recording error. Once there is agreement that a recording error has been made, a faculty member is responsible for submitting a signed Change of Grade for to the Registrar within the stipulated time period. The Registrar accepts requests for grade changes only when all information and signatures on the proper form are in order.