Tell your instructor as soon as conditions arise that are likely to affect your academic performance. If you plan to file an appeal, be sure to carefully follow the appeal procedures. Help is available.
You must let your instructor or the teaching or program department know as soon as circumstances arise that are likely to affect your academic performance. It is also your responsibility to try to resolve all course related issues with the instructor as soon as they occur and then, if needed, with the Chair/Director of the teaching department/school.
Failure to do so may jeopardize a later appeal.
Effective May 5, 2021, for appeals from Winter 2021, all TMU students who wish to appeal their standing in their program and/or to appeal a grade received in courses taught, must submit their request through a new online academic appeals portal.
For more detailed instructions, resources and supports on how to submit your appeal online and access to the submission portal, please visit Senate Appeals.
- Program Level: All appeals start at the Program Level.
- Faculty Level: Students who wish to appeal the decision of the Program must do so to the Dean of the Faculty.
- Senate Level: Students who wish to appeal the decision of the Faculty must do so to the Senate Appeals Committee. Decisions of the Senate Appeals Committee are final.
Consult the Significant Dates for Appeal deadlines. Timing is key – appeal deadlines are strictly enforced and you must submit the correct documentation and evidence. It is strongly recommended that you seek support and advice when filing an appeal.
See Policy 168: Grade and Standing Appeals for detailed instructions, definitions, and procedures.
All graduate students are entitled to support from academic advocacy from the TMSU (external link) . Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 416-979-5255 ext. 2322.