Appeals to Waive the 21-Day Deadline

Is there a deadline to submit an appeal?

Yes.  Appeals must be received within 21 days after a final grade has been posted or an academic ruling has been made. 

How do I ask to have an appeal heard past the deadline?

Exceptions to this deadline can only be granted in cases where there are extenuating circumstances that prevented a student from appealing within the deadline.  The student must show that the circumstances were ongoing and prevented him or her from taking any action from the time of the appeal deadline to the time at which the appeal was eventually initiated.  This request must be made via an appeal requesting to waive the 21-day deadline.  *Note that students are not able to revisit the same time period in submitting subsequent appeals.  For example, if a student has appealed to drop one or more courses without academic penalty in the Fall term, he or she cannot make a subsequent different appeal in relation to that same time period.

Are there any exceptions to the 21-day appeal deadline?

Exceptions to this deadline can only be granted in cases where there are extenuating circumstances that prevented a student from appealing within the deadline.  The student must show that the circumstances were ongoing and prevented him or her from taking any action from the time of the appeal deadline to the time at which the appeal was eventually initiated.  This request must be made via an appeal requesting to waive the 21-day deadline.  *Note that students are not able to revisit the same time period in submitting subsequent appeals.  For example, if a student has appealed to drop one or more courses without academic penalty in the Fall term, he or she cannot make a subsequent different appeal in relation to that same time period.

Can I appeal a course I took a long time ago?

Generally, no.  Appeals must be received within 21 days after a final grade has been posted or an academic ruling has been made.  However, exceptions to this deadline can be granted in cases where there are extenuating circumstances that prevented a student from appealing within the deadline.  The student must show that the circumstances were ongoing and prevented him or her from taking any action from the time of the appeal deadline to the time at which the appeal was eventually initiated.  This request must be made via an appeal requesting to waive the 21-day deadline.  If the Associate Dean (Studies) grants the student’s request to hear the appeal late, the student will then be permitted to submit their appeal concerning the course he or she took longer than 21 days ago.  *Note that students are not able to revisit the same time period in submitting subsequent appeals.  For example, if a student has appealed to drop one or more courses without academic penalty in the Fall term, he or she cannot make a subsequent different appeal in relation to that same time period.