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Senate Student Appeals Board
Letter of Appeals
Appeals of academic decisions must be made within 30 days of the date of the letter informing the student of the academic decision or within 30 days of the official release date of the Statement of Standing which informs the student of the academic decision and/or final grade.
Request to send a late appeal 
Your Letter of Appeal Must Include:
- The date your circumstances began or changed;
- Why your circumstances were beyond your control;
- How your situation affected your ability to study;
- An explanation of what actions you have taken to overcome these challenges;
- Your letter of appeal must also include your signature, your student ID number, current address and phone number(s) you wish to be contacted at.
You must include any relevant documentation i.e.,
- Physician’s statement or medical note on physician’s letterhead;
- Death certificate;
- Proof of recently diagnosed disability or prognosis;
- Verification of visits to a counselor (Student Development Centre, Health Services, etc.)
- Documentation to verify absences due to a personal crisis.
All supporting documentation must be received at least 7 calendar days prior to the date your case will be considered by.
A processing fee must be included and should be made payable to Brock University. The fee for appeals for early readmission is $25.00. All other appeals are $50.00
Assistance With Your Letter of Appeal
If you require assistance writing your letter of appeal please contact the Ombudsperson, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org  or calling 905-688-5550 ext. 4195.
Questions Regarding Your Letter
Any questions should be directed to Diane Uppal at the Office of the Registrar; by e-mailing email@example.com  or calling 905-688-5550 ext. 3249.
Please note that it is the student’s responsibility to demonstrate the validity of the appeal and to provide full and appropriate supporting documentation. Dissatisfaction with University policy and ignorance or neglect of published deadlines will not constitute sufficient grounds for appeal.