Students have the right to an appeal process. If you feel that a grade has been improperly assigned, an institutional process has not been followed, or you have experienced an extenuating circumstance, you have the right to appeal. Please refer to the subsequent information.

Undergraduate students

Undergraduate students should review the following policies and procedures prior to commencing an appeal process:

Graduate students

Graduate students should reviews the following policies and procedures prior to commencing an appeal process:

As graduate students, we recommend you speak with your course instructor and/or program advisor prior to starting the appeal process as graduate programs may have different processes.

Funding (student aid) appeals

Funding agencies, including provincial student aid, have their own policies and regulations regarding appeals around funding. Athabasca University is not responsible for appeals to the funder's policies. Students must contact their providers directly.

Student who submit a funding appeal will have their appeal reviewed by Student Financial Aid. Additionally, any exceptions Athabasca University may make (such as a course extension) does not apply to their funders and may negatively impact students' current and future funding opportunities. Students are encouraged to contact their student aid advisor before submitting an appeal that may impact their student and funding status.

The appeal process

Academic appeal

Non-academic appeal

Frequently asked questions

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