Struggling? Confused?

Are you planning on submitting a petition and wondering what information is needed? Did you have a difficult year? Encounter some exceptional challenges on or off the campus that impacted your studies? Have you ever been required to withdraw? Or needed to de-enrol from a class late?

If any of these scenarios apply to you or someone you know, or if you want to be proactive and learn how to deal with these issues in the future, then this information is for you!



What is an appeal?

An appeal is a written request for re-consideration of a previously denied petition. Appeals are only heard on the following grounds:

a) new evidence; i.e., evidence that, through no fault of the student, could not reasonably have been shared in the initial petition (as a guide, events or performance subsequent to the decisions of the Lassonde Academic Petitions and Appeals Committee are not to be construed as new evidence);

Honours Waivers

IMPORTANT: The information on this site is intended to be a helpful guide for students.  The official rules and regulations governing academic standards and degree requirements can be found on the Academic Calendars website.


If you were exited from an Honours degree because you didn’t meet the minimum grade point average required, but believe you have exceptional circumstances that should allow you to stay in your program,