Appeal Status and Decisions

How do I know my appeal was submitted ok?

Once you have clicked on Submit, you will receive an email confirmation that your appeal was received.  You will also be issued an application number and you can track the status of your appeal in the on-line appeals system using this number.

How will I be notified of the appeal decision?

All decisions are sent via email to your Queen's email address.  Please ensure your e-mail address is correct and your inbox is not full.

How long will it take to receive a decision on my appeal?

Once your appeal has been submitted and all of the supporting documentation has been received it can take up to 21 days to receive a decision.  Note that re-read requests may take longer than 21-days (typically 6 weeks) as it takes time to find and appoint a reader and review the work in question. 

How will I receive my decision letter or notification?

All decisions are sent via email toyour Queen's email address.  Please ensure your e-mail address is correct and your inbox is not full.

How can I check the status of my appeal?

Once you have clicked on Submit, you will receive an email confirmation that your appeal was received.  You will also be issued an application number and you can track the status of your appeal in the on-line appeals system using this number. See the Appeal Status Legend.

What can I do to have my appeal heard faster?

We understand that submitting an appeal is a stressful task and they are very often time-sensitive in nature so we make every effort to review appeals and send decisions as quickly and efficiently as possible.  Having a clear and detailed appeal letter and supplying all of the supporting documentation upon submission can help to speed up the process if there is no further follow up required.   

I haven’t received a decision yet and it’s been longer than 21 days.  What should I do?

You can check the status of your appeal through the on-line application.  Your decision will be sent to your Queen's e-mail address so please ensure that you check your e-mail including your junk folder.  If there is still no decision, you may follow up by calling 613-533-2470 or emailing asc.appeals@queensu.ca.  

My appeal has been granted.  How long will it take to see the changes on my transcript?

When your appeal is granted, the transcript changes are sent to the Office of the University Registrar for processing.  This can take normally anywhere from 3 days to one week.  If you need to order a transcript or if a week has passed and the changes haven’t been made yet, please notify the Faculty Office and we will arrange to have the changes made as soon as possible. 

What happens if my appeal is denied?

If your appeal is denied no changes will be made to your transcript.  You will receive information in your decision letter explaining that you have the option to appeal the Associate Dean’s decision to the Board of Studies.  An appeal to the Board of Studies must be submitted within 21 days of receiving your appeal decision letter.

What is the difference between an appeal to the Associate Dean (Studies) and an appeal to the Board of Studies?

The first stage of the appeal process is an appeal to the Associate Dean (Studies).  If that appeal is denied and you wish to appeal the decision, the next step is to appeal to the Board of Studies.

If my appeal is denied will I get my $50.00 appeal fee back?

No.  The appeal fee is non-refundable.