Before you decide…
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.
NEXT: If you are not satisfied with this information and have valid grounds, you can file a formal final grade appeal
Final Grade Appeal pamphlets are available at the Student Advocacy office, 519 University Centre or as a .pdf file.
OR AT ANY TIME: If you are undecided about filing an appeal or have any questions, you can make an appointment to speak with a Student Advocate.
Filing a Final Grade Appeal…
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. A letter template is available from the Student Advocacy Office, or for download as a .pdf.
If applicable, attach to be reviewed a copy of the exam, course outline, or any other documents relevant to your appeal
Submit the form, letter, and any other documents (keep a copy of this package for your records) to the Cashier’s Office, 138 University Centre and pay $35.00 fee. 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 submission. A final grade cannot be lowered as a result of an appeal.
If you have further questions or require assistance, please make an appointment with a Student Advocate.