Student Grievance

Bellingham Technical College believes in the right of all students to access fair and equitable review process when a complaint arises. Here is the full Procedure for Student Grievances. The student wishing to initiate a complaint process by must first try to resolve the matter with the appropriate BTC employee. If the informal process with the employee does not reach resolution, the student may initiate an informal complaint process with appropriate supervisor (usually a dean or director) within 10 business days of the final response from the employee. If the supervisor finds the complaint unsupported or if the student does not accept the resolution offered by the supervisor, the student may file a formal grievance within 5 days.

Course Grade Appeals

Bellingham Technical College believes in the right of all students to receive a fair and equitable review process when a grade complaint arises. Here is the full Procedure for Grade Appeals. The student initiates the grade appeal process by speaking to the course instructor. If the informal process with the instructor does not reach resolution, the student may initiate a formal grade appeal process by submitting this completed grade appeal form to the appropriate Dean by the end of the fourth week of the quarter.

Petition for Academic Readmission

Students who do not demonstrate satisfactory academic progress with a quarterly GPA below 2.0 for one quarter will be placed on academic alert. Students will be suspended after three consecutive quarters of unsatisfactory progress. Here is the full Academic Standards and Progress Procedure. Students who have been suspended as a result of unsatisfactory academic progress may petition for academic readmission.

Note: Petitions require an unofficial transcript and an Academic Improvement Plan (AIP). Please have these documents complete and ready to attach before filing a petition.