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 four weeks of receipt of the grade. 
  • A formal appeal must be made in writing within 1 week of the instructor’s decision. This appeal must be submitted to the Chair, who will consult within the department before arriving at a decision. The department will provide the student with a copy of the internal policy/procedure on appeals on receipt of the written submission.
  • The Department Chair’s decision may be further appealed, in writing, within two weeks of the decision being rendered to the Dean of the Faculty, who shall name a committee to hear the appeal. The Dean will provide the student with a copy of the Faculty’s internal policy/procedure on appeals on receipt of the written submission.
  • Decisions on final course grades may be further appealed, in writing, within one month of being rendered, through the Registrar to the Senate Committee on Student Academic Appeals.
Fine Print: 

In the application of all academic regulations, students shall have access to a fair and just hearing subject to appeal. In every case, it is the student appellant’s responsibility to ascertain the time allowed for filing a notice of appeal. For Professional Programs, see internal policy/procedures which may be more specific than these general regulations and may include different information/requirements. Professional program regulations override this academic regulation in these cases. Appeals of decisions on academic matters other than grades are to be directed to the Senate Committee on Student Academic Appeals through the Registrar. All decisions of this Committee shall be final unless appeal is made to the Board of Governors in keeping with the terms of the University Act.

The contact for this service is:

Email:
Phone:
(902) 566-0997
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