2015-16 Grade Change Policy (Approved by Academics Committee April 22, 2010)
The Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) will review all grade changes that could result in restoring a student-athlete’s eligibility for athletic competition. The Registrar will inform the FAR of the grade change and the FAR or a designee who is a member of the FSU faculty will conduct an inquiry to determine if the new grade was properly earned and to insure that no undue pressure on the part of the student-athlete or any representative of the FSU Department of Athletics was involved.
In most cases, the FAR will conduct the inquiry by email and telephone, contacting the instructor of record. In some cases, additional inquiries may extend to the student-athlete, academic advisor and the dean of the college or school. Once the inquiry is complete, the FAR will document the process and, where appropriate, affirm that the grade was properly earned, typically through an email to the Registrar. At that point, the Registrar will take any remaining steps to certify the student-athlete’s eligibility and notify the Athletic Department of the student-athlete’s status. If the FAR finds evidence that there was undue pressure on the part of the student-athlete or any representative of the FSU Department of Athletics in obtaining the grade, the compliance office will be notified.