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Change Grade Request Form

Comprehensive cheat sheet of change grade request from a  student to a teacher.

To: Professor____________________
From: __________________

I think my grade in your course, ___________________, should be changed from ____ to ____ for the following reasons:

  1. ____ The person who copied my paper made a higher grade than I did.
  2. ____ The person whose paper I copied made a higher grade than I did.
  3. ____ This course will lower my Grade Point Average and I won’t get into:
    • ____ Law School
    • ____ Medical School
    • ____ Graduate School
    • ____ Dental School
    • ____ My Fraternity/Sorority
    • ____ Tri County Tech
  4. ____ I have to get an A in this course to balance the F in _________.
  5. ____ I’ll lose my scholarship.
  6. ____ I’m on a varsity sports team and my tutor couldn’t find a copy of your exam.
  7. ____ I didn’t come to class and the person whose notes I used did not cover the material asked for on the exam.
  8. ____ I studied the basic principles and the exam wanted every little fact.
  9. ____ I learned all the facts and definitions but your exams asked about general principles.
  10. ____ You are prejudiced against:
    • ____ Males
    • ____ Jews
    • ____ Blacks
    • ____ Females
    • ____ Catholics
    • ____ Whites
    • ____ Protestants
    • ____ Muslims
    • ____ Minorities
    • ____ Chicanos
    • ____ People
    • ____ Students
  11. ____ If I flunk out of school my father will disinherit me or at least cut my allowance.
  12. ____ I was unable to do well in this course because of the following illness:
    • ____ mono
    • ____ broken baby finger
    • ____ acute alcoholism
    • ____ pregnancy
    • ____ VD
    • ____ fatherhood
  13. ____ You told us to be creative but you didn’t tell us exactly how you wanted that done.
  14. ____ I was creative and you said I was just shooting the bull.
  15. ____ I don’t have a reason; I just want a higher grade.
  16. ____ The lectures were:
    • ____ too detailed to pick out important points
    • ____ not explained in sufficient detail
    • ____ too boring
    • ____ all jokes and not enough material
    • ____ all of the above
  17. ____ This course was:
    • ____ too early, I was not awake.
    • ____ at lunchtime, I was hungry
    • ____ too late, I was tired
  18. ____ My (dog, cat, gerbil) (ate, wet on, threw up on) my (book, notes, paper) for this course.
  19. ____ Other