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Not sure which Student Guide is right for you? Below is a list of frequently asked questions accompanied by a list of the Student Guides or Appeal Guides relevant to that particular concern. Consult the list of guides in the column on the right and click on the one that you are interested in. If you have any questions about the information in the guides please contact the office at: ombuds@uwo.ca

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I just got back my mid-term exam and I think the mark I received is completely unfair. What can I do?

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Grade Appeals and Other Requests for Relief
Academic Problems and Appeals
Writing an Effective Appeal or Request Letter


Q. My UWO account says that I'm being required to withdraw from my program. What are my options?

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Readmission, Probation, Appeals: a few things you may find useful
Appealing for a Dean's Waiver or Faculty Transfer - Undergraduate Programs
Readmission After Being Required to Withdraw from the University
Writing an Effective Appeal or Request Letter


Q. I was required to withdraw last year and I'm thinking of applying for readmission. What do I need to know?

A.
Readmission, Probation, Appeals: a few things you may find useful
Readmission after Being Required to Withdraw from the University


Q. I'd like to talk to my instructor about some issues I'm having with the course. How should I approach him/her?

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Relations with Instructors and Persons in Positions of Authority
Academic Problems and Appeals
Writing an Effective Appeal or Request Letter


Q. I just received a negative evaluation of my performance in a clinical placement. I disagree with many of the statements that were made about my work. What can I do?

A.
Guide for Students in Professional Program Placements, Clinics, Practicums
Relations with Instructors and Persons in Positions of Authority
Writing an Effective Appeal or Request Letter


Q. My academic counsellor told me that I needed to apply for a Dean's Waiver. Where can I find more information about this?

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Appealing for a Dean's Waiver or Faculty Transfer - Undergraduate Programs
Writing an Effective Appeal or Request Letter


Q. I'm having problems with my graduate supervisor. What should I do?

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Relations With Supervisors: A Guide for Graduate Students