File an academic appeal

Students placed on academic probation or suspension can file an academic appeal to the Senate Committee on Academic Appeals.

Before you begin: 

Complete an Academic Regulation Appeal Form and submit to the Registrar's Office.

Appeals on Grades 

  • An informal appeal must first be made to the instructor within 20 business days of receipt of the grade. 
  • A formal appeal may be made in writing within 5 business days of the instructor's decision, as follows:
  • In academic departments with a Chair, an appeal may be submitted to the Chair, who shall consult within the department before arriving at a decision. On receipt of a written appeal, the Department Chair shall provide the student with a copy of the Faculty/School's policy/procedure on appeals
  • The Department Chair's decision may be further appealed, in writing, within 10 business days of the date of the Department Chair's decision to the Dean of the Faculty or School
  • In academic departments without a Chair, an appeal may be submitted to the Dean of the Faculty or School.
    • In an appeal to the Dean:
      • a)  The Dean shall provide the student with a copy of the Faculty/School's policy/procedures, if those have not already been provided.
      • b)  The Dean shall establish an appeals committee to hear the appeal.
      • c)  The appeals committee shall consider the appeal and make a recommendation to the Dean.
      • d)  The Dean shall consider the appeals committee's recommendation and render a decision on the appeal.
      • e)  The Dean may accept the appeal committee's recommendation or may render a decision different than the appeal committee's recommendation, at the Dean's discretion.
  • Decisions on final course grades may be appealed further.  Such appeals may be made in writing, through the Registrar, to the Senate Academic and Student Discipline Appeals Committee within 20 business days of the date of the Dean's decision.

The contact for this service is:

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(902) 566-0997
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