KPU recognizes that a student has the right to request an appeal hearing of the Senate Standing Committee on Appeals and provides policies and procedures through which such requests may be made.
Please ensure that you have read the relevant policy and procedures at kpu.ca/policies
Before making your submission, it is recommended you discuss your situation with an academic advisor.
Students wishing to file a grade appeal should refer to policy ST3 and follow KPU's Grade Appeal Procedures when submitting their complete appeal package with the Grade Appeal Form. Prior to initiating a Grade Appeal under the Policy and these procedures, students should attempt to resolve their concern or question with the instructor.
NOTE: Submission of a grade appeal should be carefully considered as the outcome may raise, lower, or leave the grade unchanged.
If you believe there was a grading error on your academic record it can be investigated without an appeal. Contact your instructor or the Office of the Registrar for assistance.
Please complete the following Grade Appeal Form.
Academic Integrity Appeals
Students wishing to file an academic integrity appeal should refer to policy ST2 and follow Procedures for Dealing with Academic Integrity Violations when submitting their complete appeal package with the Appeal Hearing Request Form.
Student Conduct (Non-academic) Appeals
In the event an allegation arises, students should familiarize themselves with policy ST7 and the Procedures for Dealing with Conduct Violations before submitting their complete appeal package with the Appeal Hearing Request Form. Further details are available at Student Rights & Responsibilities Office
Course withdrawal under extenuating circumstances
Students wishing to file an appeal of a decision to a request for a course withdrawal under extenuating circumstances should refer to policy ST13 and follow the Course Withdrawal procedures when submitting their complete appeal package with the Appeal Hearing Request Form.
Request for Appeal Hearing
There are four appeals for which a student can request a hearing of the Senate Standing Committee on Appeals:
- Second stage Grade Appeals
- Academic Integrity
- Non-Academic Misconduct
- Course withdrawal under extenuating circumstances
These requests can be made if you are able to demonstrate grounds of one of the following:
- There was procedural unfairness that significantly prejudiced the decision;
- New information has been made available, which was not available at the time of the original investigation, and that could reasonably reverse the outcome of the original decision.
There is a non-refundable $15 administrative fee required upon submission of these appeals.
Please complete the following Appeal Hearing Request Form.