Grades At the end of each semester, the Registrar’s Office makes a record of the grades and credits awarded to you. Your grades may be accessed by logging in to WebDMC. Grades are not mailed to you. At Del Mar College, grades are expressed in letters that are equated in points used in calculating the cumulative grade-point average. Del Mar College uses a four (4.0) point system of grading. Grades are given upon completion of a course. Course credit and grades may be withheld until all obligations to the College are met. Grade AppealThe evaluation of academic work is the prerogative of the instructor and the rules for determining final course grade should be established by the instructor and provided to the students in an electronic or printed course syllabus at the beginning of the semester. A student who believes grounds exist for the appeal of a final grade must first consult with the instructor. If the appeal cannot be resolved, a student may proceed to the grade appeal process. The procedures described in this policy are available only for appeal of a semester or term grade based on one or more of the following reasons: A mathematical error in calculation of the grade or clerical error in recording of the grade that remains uncorrected; The assignment of a grade to a particular student by application of more exacting requirements than were applied to other students in the course; The assignment of a grade to a particular student on some basis other than performance in the course; The assignment of a grade by a substantial departure from the faculty member’s previously announced standards; Extenuating circumstances such as illness, incapacity, or absences of the instructor generate uncertainty regarding appropriateness of the grade assigned. Grades given as a result of academic dishonesty cannot be appealed under the grade appeal procedure, but should be made under the provisions of the Policy on Scholastic Dishonesty B7.13.6. The procedures for submitting a grade appeal are available in the office of the Interim Dean of Student Engagement and Retention.