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Forms & Appeals

Academic Consideration Requests (ACR)

We are committed to promoting academic success and to ensuring that your academic records ultimately reflect your academic abilities and accomplishments.  The Academic Consideration guidelines for undergraduate and graduate students is outlined in PDF fileSenate Policy 167

  1. Inform your instructor(s) by email in advance before the missed academic obligation(s).
  2. Ensure you have a registered health professional complete the PDF fileRyerson Student Health Certificate.
  3. Complete the Academic Consideration Request Form via the Senate online portal, and upload the PDF fileRyerson Student Health Certificate
  4. Note: If you have COVID symptoms, please select the COVID option from the drop-down menu so that you do not have to attach further documentation..

Please keep in mind the following: 

  1. You have three business days from the day you missed your academic obligation to submit your Academic Consideration Request, along with supporting documentation, as appropriate.
  2. The PDF fileRyerson Student Health Certificate must be completed in full including an official business stamp, as it will be reviewed and verified for authenticity. 
  3. Ensure that all modifications made on the PDF fileRyerson Student Health Certificate are initialized by the Health Professional.
  1. Inform your instructor(s) by email in advance before the missed academic obligation(s).
  2. Complete the Academic Consideration Request Form (online) via the Senate online portal and upload appropriate official documentation (i.e. death certificate or obituary).

Please keep in mind the following: 

  1. You have three business days from the day you missed your academic obligation to submit appropriate documentation. 
  2. It would be beneficial to attach a personal letter to the submission outlining your situation.  
  3. If you are submitting documentation (i.e. health documents) related to someone other than yourself, you are required to submit a third party letter of consent to use their information. 
  4. For additional questions, please contact the BTM Student Advisors at askbtm@ryerson.ca.
  1. Inform your instructor(s) by email in advance before the missed academic obligation(s). 
  2. Complete the PDF fileStudent Religious, Aboriginal and Spiritual Observance Form. Please read the instructions on the  PDF fileStudent Religious, Aboriginal and Spiritual Observance Form carefully. The religious and cultural observance dates can be found on Ryerson's Religious & Cultural Observances Calendar.
  3. Complete the Academic Consideration Request Form (online) via the Senate online portal and upload the supporting documentation.

PDF fileAs per Senate Policy #150:

Your request should be submitted within the first two weeks of the class or, for a final examination, within two weeks of the posting of the examination schedule. If the required absence occurs within the first two weeks of classes, or the dates are not known well in advance as they are linked to other conditions, these requests should be submitted with as much lead time as possible in advance of the required absence.

Please note the following as per PDF fileSenate Policy 167:

1. Students may submit an ACR without supporting documentation once per term at their discretion, excluding final exams and final assessments.

2. Students who have exceeded their one time per term ACR without documentation, must submit documentation for any future requests.

3. It is the student’s responsibility to contact each instructor(s) through email regarding academic consideration requests. The instructor(s) will then decide whether or not to grant academic consideration and make acceptable alternate arrangements.

4. You are highly encouraged to contact the BTM Student Advisors at askbtm@ryerson.ca for further clarifications or questions.

Academic Appeals

At the end of a semester you may decide to file an Academic Appeal of a final course grade or academic standing if you believe you were not given academic consideration during the term or something was handled incorrectly at the end of the term. The formal appeal process is set out in PDF fileSenate Policy 168 for undergraduate students and graduate students. You must meet the deadlines for filing an appeal, as outlined in the Ryerson Course Calendars.

 For detailed instructions and explanations visit Standings and Grade Appeals.


For advice on your appeal, please contact the following: