PLEASE NOTE: the contents of the web site, where possible, has been written in simplified language. Should a question/dispute arise where the language in the web site differs from the  Academic Appeals Committee Terms of Reference, the Terms of Reference will prevail.

A person who represents the interests of the Student or Division.  Oftentimes, a student's legal representative is a law student from Downtown Legal Services (DLS)which is a legal clinic with experience representing students in the academic appeals process. The DLS Office located on the University of Toronto campus and provides free legal services to levy-paying students.  Due to limited capacity, DLS is not able to accept every request for assistance.  If the clinic is not able to help you, it will try to offer suggestions of other places you can look for legal information and assistance. 

A specific action requested by a student  in order to correct an alleged action taken by their Instructor/Division with respect to academic work.

The Reply is the Student's reply to the Division's Response.  It addresses only new information/material that the Division has raised in its Response, and does not repeat arguments that were raised in the initial Notice of Appeal.  Students have two weeks to submit a Reply to the Division's Response.

Once the Student has filed his or her completed appeal package with the ADFG Office, the Division will generally be given 60 days to file its Response to the appeal.  The Response will address any issues the Student has raised in his or her Notice of Appeal.

Any documentary evidence that the Student or Division intends to rely upon in the academic appeal process (e.g. U of T medical certificate, email correspondence, petition forms, financial statements, etc.).