Students have the right to request academic relief from marks assigned by instructors on tests, assignments and final examintions.
If the instructor is unavailable for consultation or does not act, the student may proceed to the Departmental level.
A: Term marks
B: Final Grades
Note: The Office of the Ombudsperson is available to assist you in the preparation of your request for relief.
The Associate Dean (Academic) in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities is responsible for dealing with student requests for academic relief at the decanal level.
All requests must be in writing and include the following information:
Appeals may be delivered in person to University College Room 112G or sent via mail to:
Associate Dean (Academic)
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
University College Room 112G
The University of Western Ontario
London, ON N6A 3K7
1) Automatic Right of Appeal to SRBA
The following decanal decisions may be automatically appealed to SRBA:
a) decisions concerning "scholastic offences";
b) decisions imposing penalties for "scholastic offences";
c) decisions challenged on the basis of improper procedure at the departmental or decanal level.
2) Possible Right of Appeal to SRBA
The following examples of decanal decisions may be appealed to SRBA if SRBA grants the leave to appeal:
a) decisions requiring a withdrawal from a program or the University;
b) decisions concerning general marking practices;
c) decisions alleged to be biased or in violation of procedural requirements.
3) No Right of Appeal to SRBA
In the following instances, the decanal decision is final. Decisions relating to:
a) individual course grades;
b) conditions of registration;
c) special permission, etc.
An application for an SRBA Hearing can be downloaded HERE
Students who have been required to withdraw from university have the right to petition for a Waiver of Progression Requirements when they have had serious medical or compassionate issues which inhibited their academic year.
Print and complete the Waiver form and be sure to submit before June 30 of the calendar year in which you were required to withdraw. This deadline is strictly enforced.
Petition for a Waiver of Progression Requirements can be downloaded HERE
Read the form carefully and answer the questions clearly and succinctly.
For information on Academic Probation, click HERE
For information on Required to Withdraw, click HERE
Click here for a full list of student appeal guides available through the Office of the Ombudsperson