Correction and reassessment of grades?
Grades are awarded by the examiner after careful assessment. The examiner’s decision cannot be appealed. However, there are provisions on the correction and reassessment of decisions in the Swedish Administrative Procedure Act and Higher Education Ordinance. Pursuant to Chapter 6, Section 24 of the Higher Education Ordinance, the examiner is to change the grade if:
- The decision is obviously incorrect, and
- the decision can be changed quickly and easily, and
- it does not involve a lowering of the grade.
The first condition – that the decision is obviously incorrect – means that the examiner does not need to conduct any thorough scrutiny of the previously established grading decision, unless there is a special reason to do so.
The second condition – that the review can be performed quickly and easily – means that there is generally no obligation to review the decision if it requires further investigation of the matter.
Requests for grade review should be submitted in writing, where you specify anything that is obviously incorrect. The examiner will review your request and make a decision.