Final Grade Appeal
As a student you have the right to appeal decisions and practices that affect your academic standing, according to the Final Grade Appeals policy (217). If you disagree with your final grade assigned in a particular course and have grounds for appeal, you may file a formal appeal. Grounds for appealing a final grade include:
- A significant error in the assessment, evaluation, determination and/or calculation of the final grade
- A significant error in the assessment, evaluation, determination and/or calculation of individual components of the course
- Credible claims of instructor bias or discrimination
- Failure by the instructor to follow the evaluation profile, grade assignment, and operational details as stated in the course syllabus
- Extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control that affected the student’s academic performance or made it impossible for the student to write the final test or exam as scheduled, or to complete an item of work. Students will be expected to provide evidence to support a claim for extenuating circumstances.
Note: You may not appeal individual items of work such as examinations, quizzes, projects, assignments, practicums, or field work assessments except in the context of an appeal of the final grade.
Complaints related to general instructor performance rather that a specific grade may be referred to the Dean of the Faculty.
If you believe you have one or more grounds for a final grade appeal, refer to the procedures below.
Before submitting your appeal
Before submitting an appeal, do the following: