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Late Appeal

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If you have missed the deadline to appeal to the University Appeals Committee as a result of exceptional circumstances beyond your control, there is a late application process.

You can make a Late Appeal to the University Appeals Committee on the grounds that there were exceptional circumstances that prevented you from responding by the deadline, with supporting documentation that verifies the circumstances you describe.

The University Appeals Committee will inform you whether your late appeal has been accepted and whether they are satisfied that exceptional circumstances existed.

If your late appeal is accepted, you will be informed of a date, time and place for your hearing. At this stage, you must forward your written submission appealing the FAPDC/APC academic progress decision together with supporting documentation.

If your late appeal is not accepted, the decision of the FAPDC/APC stands.

If you have a disability or require special assistance to access and/or attend hearings, please email the Secretary, University Appeals Committee: They will make any reasonable adjustments to accommodate your needs. Find out how to ‘Get Support’.

If you need assistance with your appeal, you should seek advice and support from the Deakin University Student Association (DUSA).  DUSA are able to assist you to prepare a quality submission, ensure that all relevant documentation is provided to support your case and can guide you on the relevant university policy and processes. Find out how to ‘Get Support’. 

What you need to do

You are required to submit the relevant appeal form together with a written submission and evidence that supports your claim.

  • Exceptional circumstances may include, but are not limited to: the passing away of a loved one, illness, accidents, family problems etc.
  • Supporting evidence may include, but is not limited to: statutory declarations, medical certificates and reports, police reports, etc.

If the University Appeals Committee accepts your appeal application, and that exceptional circumstances existed, you will be notified of a date, time and place for a hearing.  

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