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Reassessments and Rereads: Faculties of Arts and Science (including B.A .& Sc.)

There are two recognized types of impartial reviews, i.e., reassessments or rereads:

  • reassessment of coursework (term papers, mid-terms, assignments, quizzes, etc.)
  • reread of a final exam

In both cases, rather than recorrect the work and then grade it as they would have done themselves, reviewers assess the appropriateness of the original grade based, for example, on the application of the grading key to the student's work. If a grade is deemed unfair, it is changed, whether the new grade is higher or lower than the original, i.e., the reviewer's grade takes precedence over the original grade.

Reassessment of Coursework

Reassessment of Coursework

These reassessments are administered and conducted solely by the units involved according to procedures specified by the units and made available to staff and students. Requests for such reassessments must be made within 10 working days after the graded material(s) has been made available for students to view. Reassessments should normally be completed within 20 working days of the request.

Rereads of Final Examinations

Rereads of Final Examinations

These rereads are administered by Service Point, but conducted by the units involved. You must make a request to Service Point by March 31 for courses in the Fall term, and by September 30 for courses in the Winter or Summer terms (these deadlines are strictly enforced and no requests will be accepted once they have passed). You are assessed a fee of $35 for such rereads. It is strongly recommended, but not required, that you consult with the instructor of the course before requesting a reread of a final exam.

Reassessments and rereads in courses not in the Faculties of Arts and Science are subject to the deadlines, rules, and regulations of the relevant faculty.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2012-2013 (last updated Jan. 17, 2013) (disclaimer)