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FORM A: RE-READ/RE-ASSESSMENT

WHAT IS A RE-READ/RE-ASSESSMENT?

A Re-Read/Re-Assessment (Form A) is when a student questions their grade or the assessment of their performance on a piece of work or a program component and alleges error in the academic assessment of their work on the part of an instructor or a committee.  Please read the Student Appeal Procedures and the following information carefully as it is important to your submission.

The results of a formal re-read/re-assessment are final and cannot be appealed.

PRELIMINARY INQUIRY

Students are expected to initiate a preliminary inquiry by going directly to the appropriate instructor, officer or University authority whose decision/action is being questioned. If the preliminary inquiry has not resolved the matter in a timely fashion, proceed to filing the Form A. The timelines for submitting the Form A must be adhered to.

TIMELINES

The Form A must be submitted to the appropriate Faculty Office (the Faculty that offers the course) no later than July 31 immediately following the Fall/Winter Session during which the work was originally assessed, or November 15 immediately following the Spring/Summer Session during which the work was originally assessed.

QUESTIONS

If you have questions about this process or about completing this form, please contact the appropriate Faculty Office, the Ombuds Office (MUSC 210), or the University Secretariat (GH 210).

QUALIFICATION FOR A RE-READ/RE-ASSESSMENT

In order to qualify for a re-read/re-assessment, the piece of work or program component must be worth 10% or more of the final course grade.

EXCLUDED FROM THESE PROCEDURES: Master's theses, doctoral theses, Ph.D. comprehensive examinations, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE), and supervisory committee reports.

FEES

The fee ($50) is payable in advance at Student Accounts and Cashiers, Gilmour Hall, Room 209. The receipt must be attached to the Form A.

ADJUDICATION PROCESS

The results shall be considered in accordance with procedures approved by the appropriate Faculty.

In the absence of an established Faculty policy, the following shall apply:

A grade change of three (3) points or greater (UP OR DOWN) on the McMaster twelve-point grading scale.

For example:

    • UP: B to A, but not B to A-
    • DOWN: B to C, but not B to C+

ESTABLISHED FACULTY RE-READ/RE-ASSESSMENT POLICIES

SUBMITTING THE FORMS

The Form A with Contact Information Form AND THE RECEIPT should be submitted to the appropriate Faculty Office (the Faculty that offers the course).

  • PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT FORMS BY EMAIL.
  • If you wish to submit forms electronically, please contact the Faculty Office to ask what options are available.
 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

  Arts & Science Program

Program Director
LRW-3038

  Business

Associate Dean, Academic,
DSB 317
(including MBA Program)

  Engineering Associate Dean (Academic)

JHE H301 (Hatch Building)

  Humanities Associate Dean, CNH 107
  Science Associate Dean (Academic)
BSB 129

  Social Sciences Associate Dean, KTH 129
 


HEALTH SCIENCES

 

HSC 2E18

Associate Dean (Health Professional Education)

  • Physician Assistant Program
  • Midwifery
  • Undergraduate Medical Program
 

HSC 2E18

Associate Dean (Undergraduate Education)

  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)
  • Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization
 

HSC 2J34
Assistant Dean of Nursing

  • Nursing
 


GRADUATE STUDENTS

School of Graduate Studies, Gilmour Hall 212

 

CENTRE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Director, CCE, 2nd floor, 1 James Street North

 

DEGREE PROGRAMS

For students in degree programs not offered by a Faculty (e.g. the Arts and Science Program), the Program Director is equivalent to the Associate Dean of a Faculty.