Submitting a Letter of Appeal

If you were either previously suspended from university or your grades do not meet the current academic standards, it will be necessary for you to appeal for admission.

The appeal should be in the form of a letter addressed to the appropriate Faculty Committee on Admissions and Studies. The letter should be sent to Admissions Services along with any other documents that have been requested by Admissions.

In your letter please ensure that you:

  • Explain the reasons for your previous academic performance and indicate any action you have taken to improve your academic abilities.
  • Describe any extenuating circumstances that affected your previous studies. Explain what they were and how the situation has changed.
  • Detail what you have been doing since you last attended university, including any part-time studies.
  • State your academic and career goals and why you feel that you will succeed in the program you have chosen.

In addition, please enclose any appropriate supporting documents (e.g., medical certificates) with your letter.

To ensure that your documentation and appeal letter is matched to your file, please include your student application number on all correspondence. You should also clearly indicate at the top of the letter that it is a letter of appeal. When this documentation has been received, your appeal will be presented to the Committee on Admissions and Studies and you will be notified of the Committee’s decision once your appeal has been heard.

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