General InformationWhat is a petition?
A petition is a written request by a student which outlines exceptional circumstances they have faced which warrant consideration to be exempt from or have waived a Lassonde School of Engineering rule or regulation. Submitting a petition is not always the best solution to an academic problem. There may be alternative options available to remediate your situation, connect with an academic advisor as soon as possible to
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);
General InformationWhat is an Honours Waiver?
- An Honours Waiver request OR a petition to waive honours standing is a written request by a student who has been exited from an honours program outlining exceptional circumstances they have faced which warrant consideration to be allowed to continue in their program for the next academic session in order to achieve a 5.0 GPA. For example, a student who is exited from the BENG program after the FW18 academic session will need an honours waiver to take courses in