Application assessment

Once you have submitted your appeal, the Student Affairs Unit will contact you to confirm that your appeal has been received and is under consideration against the requirements in the Appeals Rule.

The Registrar's Nominee will determine whether or not you have satisfied the requirements stated in clause 5.3 of the Appeals Rule and, thereby, qualify for a hearing before the Student Appeals Body (SAB). The Registrar's Nominee will look to confirm:

  • that you have submitted your appeal within the 20 working day deadline, or the Registrar's Nominee has granted you an extension at his or her discretion
  • that you are appealing an academic decision
  • that you have appealed the decision to your faculty in accordance with clause 3.2 of the Appeals Rule, and
  • that you have stated how you believe the faculty did not observe due academic process in making the academic decision.

If you have not satisfied these requirements, you will be informed that your appeal does not qualify for hearing by the SAB.

If it is decided that your appeal qualifies for a hearing, you will be contacted to confirm a time, date and location for your hearing. Please note that SAB hearings are held on the Darlington campus, although hearings via conference call can be organised in exceptional cases.