Appeal of Final Grades

If a student has good reason to believe a mistake has been made in the assessment of the original grade, an appeal of the assigned grade may be made. A student may enter an appeal, through the Registrar’s Office, for assessment of one or more final grades following the posting of grades by the faculty/ school/department. Final grades are released on Aurora, as they are received from faculties and schools.

Deadlines | Fee | Process | Form

Deadlines to appeal a Final Grade

  • Fall Term: Fifteen (15) working days from when the University reopens in January.
  • Winter Term: Fifteen (15) working days after Victoria Day (includes Fall/Winter spanned courses).
  • Summer Term: Thirty (30) working days following the end of the applicable exam period.

Students should note that the deadline for appeal of assigned final grades will not be extended for students who are on “hold status” nor will official grades be released by the Registrar’s Office until the “hold” has been cleared.


A fee is charged for each appealed grade (see form for current rate); this will be refunded for any grade which is changed. It should be noted that an appealed grade may not be lowered.


FIRST: Speak informally with your instructor. Discuss your concerns with your instructor during his/her office hours or at another agreed upon time. He/she may provide you with valuable feedback on why you received the grade that you did, or may be willing to review your paper or exam again.

Filing a Final Grade Appeal…

Step 1:
Complete a Final Grade Appeal form (available at the Registrar's Office, 400 University Centre or online). Indicate the grounds for your appeal. If you require more space, you can attach a separate letter to the form.

Step 2:
If applicable, attach to be reviewed a copy of the exam, course outline, or any other documents relevant to your appeal.

Step 3:
Pay the $50.00 fee using the following options:

Debit or Credit Card payments can be done at the Registrar’s Office.
Cash payments must be done at the Cashier’s office at 138 University Center.
Submit the form, letter, and any other documents to the Registrar’s Office, 400 University Centre. The fee is refunded for a grade that is raised as a result of appeal. Be sure to keep your receipt.

After your appeal is submitted…

Your appeal package will be forwarded to the department offering the course. Generally, there will be a second review of your final exam by the professor and a third party (either another professor or an appeal committee). You will receive a letter in the mail from the Registrar's Office with the decision of your appeal, within 30 days of the grade appeal deadline. A final grade cannot be lowered as a result of an appeal.


Term Exam Date Appeal Deadline Form (PDF)
Fall Term
December 9-20, 2019 January 23, 2020 Application For Appeal Of Assigned Final Grade

Updated Oct 22, 2019