VII. Undergraduate Degree Regulations and Procedures

Grade Reassessment

Misapplication of an Academic Regulation or Procedure

A student may make a request for a grade reassessment of their final grade in a course if they believe that there has been a misapplication of an academic regulation or procedure in the course. “Misapplication” refers to situations where an faculty has not followed the established by Senate. Academic regulations and procedures pertaining to grades can be found in the subsection of the "Grades" section entitled "Grading Procedures".


  1. Students who believe that the misapplication of an academic regulation or procedure has affected or will affect the final grade in the course should discuss their concern with the faculty in writing (via email) as soon as possible and no later than the 10th class day of the subsequent semester.

  2. If the concern is not resolved within 5 working days, the student may submit a complaint in writing to the appropriate Program Head. The complaint should state the reasons for the request and include available supplemental documentation (copy of the assignment(s) in question, copy of information posted to the course website, email correspondence if relevant, etc.)

  3. If the Program Head has reason to believe that the faculty has not adhered to the grading procedures established by Senate or other academic regulations of Senate, the Program Head should consult with the faculty member.

  4. The Program Head determines the remedy. This type of grade reassessment may require additional consultation with the Vice-Provost.

  5. The Program Head notifies the student bringing the request, and any other affected students, in writing (via email). If the remedy affects the entire class, the information is also posted to the course website and a communication plan may be required.

  6. Ultimately, the Vice-Provost in consultation with the Provost and Vice President (Academic), University of Guelph, may have to take the necessary action to ensure compliance with the academic regulations of Senate.

  7. The remedy established by the Program Head and in consultation with the Vice-Provost and Vice President (Academic), University of Guelph, is not subject to appeal.

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