Academic Appeals

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An academic appeal is a request for a decision made by a Board of Examiners to be reconsidered in relation to:

 

  • Grades/marks
  • Progression
  • Degree classification
  • Degree award

 

If you are considering lodging an appeal, it is important that you act promptly. It is important to note that the appeal process cannot be used to challenge academic judgment. That is, a student cannot submit an appeal simply because they believe that they deserve a better mark.

 

There are specific and fairly narrow grounds under which an academic appeal may be submitted. These are set out in Student Appeal Regulations:

www.ed.ac.uk/files/atoms/files/studentappealregulations.pdf

 

Further information about appeals can be found on the Academic Services website:

www.ed.ac.uk/academic-services/students/appeals