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8. Time Limits


Time limits for submitting appeals under this process are mandatory and must be adhered to. Failure by a student/applicant to submit an appeal within the time limits set out herein shall normally result in the student/applicant forfeiting the right to appeal.

The Registrar (or the Student Academic Appeals Committee, the Program Director or the department head, or designate) may, in his/her (or their) sole discretion, extend the time limit for the processing of an appeal of a student/applicant where he/she (or they) consider(s) an extension appropriate under the circumstances.


Notification mailed by single-registered post to the last known address of the student is deemed, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, to have been received by the student ten (10) calendar days after posting to an Alberta address and twenty (20) calendar days to an address outside of Alberta.


Procedure: N/A

Approved By:
    Original: Academic Council (Motions 71.4 and 71.5) 17 January, 1989
Amended Date/Motion No.
    November 3, 2004 (Academic Council motion 185-16)
    February 1991 (Revised)
    January 22, 1997 (Motion 134-7)

Related References, Policies, and Procedures:
Academic Misconduct Policy

Applicable Legislation/Regulation:
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Responsible Position/Department:


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