Admission/reregistration decision appeal

If you were denied admission or reregistration to the University and feel that you have extenuating circumstances or can provide additional information that was not previously considered, you may wish to submit an appeal.

The best starting point is to discuss your situation with the Admission Officer or Records Officer who evaluated your file. Your officer will be familiar with your academic background and will be able to discuss your options for gaining admission to UVic in the future, including the procedure for submitting an appeal if appropriate.

Students who wish to file an appeal with the Senate Committee on Appeals must complete a Notice of Appeal form. 

Grounds for appeal

  • Significant physical affliction or psychological distress documented by a physician or other health care professional.
  • Evidence of incorrect advice or errors of administration by authorized University personnel, with evidence that the applicant's studies were adversely affected.
  • Documented significant distress, or documented significant responsibility as a caregiver, as a result of an immediate member of the family suffering from a serious trauma or illness.

Dissatisfaction with University regulations, or disagreements concerning the evaluation of admissibility (for example, calculation of grade point average, evaluation of English proficiency) or failure to meet published deadlines will not be considered grounds for appeal.

The ombudsperson, , has created a great explanation of the UVic policies and procedures through real student examples. 

The Senate Committee on Admission, Reregistration and Transfer

The Senate Committee on Admission, Re-registration and Transfer will consider all the documentation presented and will make a final decision on the application, subject to review by the Senate Committee on Appeals on the grounds of specific procedural error. See more information about the committee on this page

Applicants wishing to submit an appeal should forward a written request to:

The Senate Committee on Admission, Reregistration and Transfer
c/o Admissions Officer
Office of the Registrar
University Centre Bldg.
University of Victoria
PO Box 3025 STN CSC
Victoria BC V8W 3P2

Fax: (250) 721-6225

There are no personal appearances before the Committee. The request should include any additional information together with any supporting documents from persons familiar with the applicant's abilities and circumstances.