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Grade Appeals

Students may appeal a grade in a course when circumstances beyond their control have impacted their performance in the course.

The grounds for appeal are:

  • Extenuating Circumstances
  • Course Management
  • Procedural Error
  • Prejudice

You are obligated to notify and consult with either the course instructor or program director, depending on the situation, as soon as circumstances arise that are likely to affect academic performance. Failure to do so may jeopardize an appeal made at a later date.

How to Appeal

Students must submit academic grade appeals through the online academic appeals portal on the Toronto Metropolitan University’s Senate website.

Refer to the Policy 168 - Grade and Standing Appeals for details. Visit the TMU Senate web page for more information or to learn more about Appeals.

If you believe there is an error in the grading of a test, assignment, or exam, you should contact the instructor to discuss the issue within 10 working days of the date when the graded work is returned to the class. Refer to Policy 162 - Grade Reassessment and Grade Recalculation to learn more about the process of grade reassessment and recalculation.

Appeal Deadlines

Visit Important Dates for the most up-to-date information about appeal deadlines.

*In addition to the published deadlines in "Important Dates", students generally have ten business days to file grade and/or standing appeals from the date final grades or academic standings are posted by the Registrar's Office.


Visit Grades for information about final grades and the grading system.

Grade Point Averages

Visit Grade Point Averages for information about GPAs at The Chang School.