If the student is not satisfied with the outcome of the complaint under the department's procedure, he or she may bring the complaint to the Formal Appeal Procedure of the Graduate Appeals Procedure. The formal appeal must be received in the Office of the Dean of the Graduate Division, 424 Sproul Hall within fifteen (15) days of the date of the written notification for the result of the unit level procedure. Copies of the Graduate Appeals Procedures may be obtained from the Office of the Dean of the Graduate Division.
If the complaint is about an action taken by the Vice Chair of Graduate Study, the complainant may elect to take the complaint directly to the Department Chair. If the student is still not satisfied with the outcome, the student may take the complaint to the Formal Appeal State of the Graduate Appeals Procedure. Such a complaint must be received by the Office of the Dean of the Graduate Division.