The grade appeal form may be accessed here.

Grounds for Appeal

A student may appeal to the Schulich Appeals Officer (the Associate Dean Academic, or in his/her absence, the Director of the student’s degree program) to have a grade changed on the following grounds only:

  1. A clerical error has resulted in a miscalculation of the grade.
  2. A computational grade awarded did not fairly reflect the student’s academic performance according to the grading system used by the instructor.

In the case of (2), the student needs to submit as part of the appeal a compelling argument why she/he thinks the grading is wrong or, if grading is relative in the course or assignment under dispute, inconsistent with that of his/her peers.


A formal written appeal must be made to the Schulich Appeals Officer ( following completion of the term within which the course was taken. The deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall Term: February 15
  • Winter Term: June 15
  • Summer Term: September 30

As only one appeal per course will be accepted, students are advised to wait until they have received all of their marks for a course before submitting. Students who have not received all course marks at the time of the relevant deadline should contact to discuss the possibility of an extension.

Late Grade Reappraisal

Appeals for late grade reappraisals (past the deadline date) should be directed to appeal shall contain a compelling argument for and evidence of extenuating circumstances that prevented the student from appealing on time. In the case of denial, an appeal may be made to the Schulich Executive Committee.

Appealing the Decision of an Appeals Officer

The student or the instructor may apply for leave to appeal the decision of the Appeals Officer to the Executive Committee of the Schulich Faculty Council within fourteen (14) calendar days of receipt of the registered letter containing the appeal decision. Please see FAQs: Appeals for more information.