Petition Information and Package
An academic petition is a formal request by a student for the waiver of a Faculty regulation or deadline.
Students have the right to petition with grounds for special consideration. However, submitting an academic petition is not always the best solution to an academic problem. Be sure to connect with an Academic Advisor in the Faculty of Health to review your options to remediate your situation.
Petitions must be submitted online, so prepare to scan and upload all your petition documents when making your submission.
Please watch the video and review the information below for further guidance.
How do I Petition?
Below is a multimedia presentation which will guide you through the process of submitting a petition.
To consult with the Petitions Coordinator by email please click on the “Contact Us” button below to complete the online inquiry form.
What can be petitioned?
Faculty rules can often be petitioned (e.g. drop deadline date and required withdrawal). Departmental rules (e.g. prerequisite and enrolment policies) cannot be altered via a petition.
Types of Petitions and Their Requirements
Please read the information below regarding the type of petition you plan to submit. Please remember that incomplete petition packages will not be reviewed by a Petitions Committee. Incomplete petitions missing required documents will be cancelled and students will be notified via email to resubmit the complete petition package.
Forms You May Require for Your Petition
Additional Helpful Information
Submit Your Academic Petition
All academic petitions to the Faculty of Health must now be submitted online!
If you have watched our informational video, reviewed the necessary information and collected all the necessary documents (as listed above), you may submit your academic petition using this online link:
IMPORTANT: the Faculty of Health no longer requires undergraduate students to submit hard-copy petitions to Registrarial Services. All academic petitions to the Faculty of Health must be submitted online using the link.
What is an Appeal?
Students who disagree with the result of a petition, have new evidence to support their request that was not available at the time of the petition, or find evidence of bias, prejudice or procedural irregularity in the handling of a petition file may appeal the decision.
An appeal is reviewed by a separate Petitions Committee composed of members who were not on the panel that adjudicated the original petition.
How Do I Appeal a Petition Decision?
Appeals may be submitted using the petition online submission form. Please be sure to select “Appeal” as the type of request when completing the online form.
An appeal package must include:
- An appeal letter explaining the new grounds and/or evidence you are addressing to support your request. It is recommended to address why this new information or evidence was not included in the original petition.
- Strongly recommended: new supporting evidence that was not available at the time of the petition
NOTE: The Petition Committee adjudicating the appeal package will also have access to the original petition package. Students who are appealing do not need to resubmit the original petition in the appeal package.
NOTE: Appeals are reviewed by a different panel of members than the panel that adjudicated the original petition.
Required to Withdraw or Debarred Petition Webinar
This webinar is open to students who have received a required to withdraw or debarred academic decision.
In this webinar, students will learn about their petition options to proceed in their studies without interruption. During this webinar, students will also have the opportunity to chat with the Petitions Coordinator and/or Academic Advisor to discuss their questions.
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Petitions Workshop Webinars
The Faculty of Health will be offering webinars to guide students through the petition process. During the webinar you will have the opportunity to chat with the Petitions Coordinator and/or an Academic Advisor to discuss your academic petition questions.
To Attend: On the day of the webinar, please click on the relative access link. We recommend accessing the link at least 5 minutes prior to the start time of the webinar.
Note: you do not require video or microphone access to participate in the Petitions Webinar.
Note: the webinar consists of a presentation beginning promptly at the listed start time. Following the presentation, there will be a breakout room period where students may liaise with the Petitions Coordinator or Academic Advisor to discuss their questions. Students should log in promptly at the start time of the webinar. The webinar will be locked during the breakout room period and students will not be able to log in.
If you have any outstanding questions or concerns regarding your petition, please contact the Petitions Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.