Appeal of grade

Appeal of grade

You can appeal all final grades in all written assessments that result in a grade, whether A-F or Pass/Fail. If you consider appealing the grade, we recommend that you start by requesting an explanation of the grade first.


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Form for appeal

How do i appeal?

You appeal a grade by filling out and signing the form. We prefer receiving appeals per email. You may also hand it in at the Service Centre or mailing it to our postal address.

What is the deadline?

The deadline for appealing a grade is three weeks after the grade has been received. If you have asked for an explanation of your grade, the deadline for submitting an appeal is three weeks after you have received the explanation.

How long does it take?

The answer paper is normally sent to the new examiners six weeks after the original grade was announced. It takes about three weeks for the new examiners to grade the answer paper. The original grade will be blocked when you have appealed. You can see the new grade by logging in to Studentweb. It is also normally sent by e-mail to your NHH-address.

can i appeal all grades?

You cannot appeal the grade for an oral examination or a grade that contains an oral component. For continuous assessments, such as portfolio assessments or assessments with multiple components resulting in one final grade, you cannot appeal until the final grade is given.

What are the consequences?

It is important to keep in mind that an appeal can result in a lower grade, and that this is a risk you choose to accept when you decide to appeal your grade. The result of the appeal is final and cannot be appealed, but in rare cases it may be subject to an appeal based on formal errors (The Act relating to universities and university colleges Section 5-2 Complaints against procedural errors in connection with examinations). Note that receiving a lower grade when your examination is reassessed is not a formal error.

 What about a group assessment?

You can individually appeal a group assessment.


The new examiners will not receive the original grade or any comments/explanations from examiners or students when making their new assessment. If evaluation guidelines have been prepared, it will be sent to the new examiners. There is always an external and internal examiner when there is an appeal.

Can i withdraw my appeal?

You can withdraw an appeal until the new grading deadline has passed. The appeal must be withdrawn in writing, and it may be sent by e-mail.

 Your final diploma will be held back until the appeal is completed.