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Graduate Student Appeals

1.16 Graduate Student Appeals

Graduate students are advised to seek informal resolution of problems through discussions with their supervisor, graduate program chair, department chair or faculty dean, and the dean of graduate studies.

1.16.1 Grades

May be appealed to the instructor, department chair and, in some cases, faculty dean in accordance with academic policy T 20.01.

1.16.2 Progress Evaluations

May be appealed to the senate graduate studies committee (See 1.8.2 Review of Unsatisfactory Progress).

1.16.3 Admission

Applicants who meet or exceed minimum requirements for admission are not assured of admission to any graduate program (see 1.3.1 General)

Normally, admission decisions may not be appealed (see 1.3.2 Application for Admission). In exceptional circumstances, unsuccessful applicants may appeal to the Senate Appeals Board. The Board will only review the fairness of admissions procedures and will not review an applicant’s credentials.

Appeal forms are available at

1.16.4 Other Appeals

Appeals of decisions on enrollment, graduation, entry/re-entry to a program or any matter relating to academic standing (other than review of unsatisfactory progress) are referred to the senate appeals board. Appeal forms are available at

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