Academic Appeals

Students wishing to file an appeal must follow these steps, as outlined by the School of Graduate Studies:

Per SGS policy, (SGS Calendar, General Regulations, Academic Appeals Policy), students “may appeal substantive or procedural academic matters, including grades, program requirements, decisions about the continuation in any program or concerning any other decision with respect to the application of academic regulations and requirements to a student”.

  1. The student must first attempt to resolve the matter with the instructor or other person whose ruling is in question. Should the matter not be resolved with the instructor, the student must discuss the matter with the Graduate Coordinator.
  2. Should the issue not be resolved, the student may make a formal appeal in writing to the Graduate Department Academic Appeals Committee (GDAAC), by completing the Notice of Appeal to the GDAAC form. Please contact the GDAAC secretary, the chair of the GDAAC, or IHPME Graduate Coordinator for information regarding submission of a Notice of Appeal. Please be advised that this form must be completed within 8 weeks of the decision being appealed.
  3. The chair of the GDAAC will decide if the appeal requires an oral hearing and/or written submission only. The GDAAC will then make a recommendation to the IHPME Director and the Graduate Coordinator regarding the merits of the appeal, at which point they will render the department-level decision.
  4. If the student is unsatisfied with the decision of the GDAAC, the appeal can be escalated to the SGS Graduate Academic Appeals Board (GAAB) within 8 weeks of the decision of the graduate unit.

IHPME 2023-2024 GDAAC contacts:

Walter Wodchis

Christina Lopez

IHPME Graduate Coordinator:
Aviv Shachak

Helpful Links

For more information about the process, please refer to the academic appeals procedures outlined on the SGS website