Your grounds for appeal must be the same at all levels unless you are appealing on a Procedural Error at a previous level.
Grade appeals: There are five grounds for the appeal of a grade, which are listed on the appeals form: Prejudice; Medical; Compassionate; Course Management; and Procedural Error. You must consult the Undergraduate Academic Consideration and Appeals Policy for the definitions of these grounds. Note that a claim of Prejudice is limited to prohibited grounds as defined by the Ontario Human Rights Code (e.g. race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, etc.). You must consult with the Human Rights Services office if filing an appeal on this ground. Appeals on the ground of Prejudice will only be heard if, based upon an investigation by that office, there is a decision that there has been prejudice.
Merit of Work and Recalculation are academic considerations and are not grounds for a formal appeal. If you believe that an assignment, test or exam should be remarked (Merit of Work) or that there should be a reassessment of a grade based on a calculation error (Recalculation), you must have first made the request to the course instructor within ten (10) working days of the date when the graded work was returned to the class. If the instructor did not agree to review the work or did not respond within five (5) working days, you may consult the Chair/Director who should assist in resolving the issue and who may initiate a formal reassessment at the earliest possible opportunity (see section IC of the Policy for more detail).
There is no appeal to Senate on the grounds of Merit of Work or Recalculation. If a requested reassessment was not done, or was not done according to prescribed procedures, the ground for appeal is Procedural Error. If a proper reassessment was done, there is no further appeal.
Standing appeals: In order to appeal a standing you must provide substantial reasons why you should be treated differently from other students.