Term Work Grade Appeal

Before you decide…

FIRST: 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 assignment or test again.

NEXT: If you are not satisfied with this information and have valid grounds, you can file a term work grade appeal.
Some examples of valid reasons are:

  • Miscalculation of marks
  • Misgrading of work
  • Evaluation or grading not in accordance with the information on the course outline
  • Unclear or contradictory directions for assignment

      Some examples of reasons that are not valid:

    • If you feel like your professor does not like you.
    • If English is not your professor's first language
    • If you worked very hard on the assignment, but still received a bad mark

        Term Work Grade Appeal pamphlets are available at this link.

        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 Term Work Grade Appeal…

        Step 1:
        Complete a term work grade appeal form (available from the Registrar's Office). 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.

        Step 2:
        If applicable, attach for review a copy of the test or assignment, course outline, or any other documents relevant to your appeal

        Step 3:
        Submit the form, letter, and any other documents (keep a copy of this package for your records) to the Cashier’s Office, 138 UMSU University Centre and pay the $50.00 fee. This fee is refunded if your grade is raised as a result of appeal.  Be sure to keep your receipt. 
        Deadline to submit your appeal: 10 Working days from the receipt of grade.

        After your appeal is submitted…
        The Department is requested to inform the student of the result within 15 business days. Be sure that the address and contact information on your appeal form is current, and matches the information on the AURORA student records system.