Free Grade Change Request Letter [Sample]

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Sample Grade Change Request Letter

Your Name
Your Address
Your University ID Number
City, State, Zip Code


Name of Professor
Name of University
Address of University
City, State, Zip Code

RE: Grade change request for Biology 101

Dear Name of Professor:

This is a formal request that you change my grade in Biology 101 for the fall semester DATE from a C to a B. I understand why you gave me a C grade, but I hope you will change it because of certain circumstances that were beyond my control.

I received an A on every class test as well as an A on my project about the endangered frogs in this county. However, because I was not able to take the final exam, I received an F and my final grade was a C.

The reason I could not take the exam is that I was in the hospital with a concussion after an automobile accident. 

The accident was not my fault, and I am well now, but I was under care for two weeks, during which the final exam was held. I have enclosed copies of my medical records.

I believe that if I had been able to sit for the exam, I would have made an A or B+ grade based on my other coursework. I would be happy to take the exam at any time if you would be willing to give it to me privately.

I am a pre-med student, and a C grade in any pre-med course will greatly hamper my chances of being admitted to medical school. 

I would very much like to meet with you at any time that is convenient for you to discuss the possibility of my grade being raised.

I can be reached at Email Address or at Phone Number. Thank you for considering my request.


Your Signature
Your Printed Name
List of Enclosures: Medical Records