Appeals, Standing & Admissions Committees

Committee on Standing

This committee applies regulations governing standing in the Faculty’s courses and the undergraduate programs. It examines recommendations from departments concerning a student’s standing in specific courses and considers all “petitions.” It may recommend to the Arts & Science Council changes in policy and regulation. Members of the Committee on Standing are a vice-dean or associate dean of the Faculty (the chair), four appointed teaching staff, four appointed college registrars, and three elected undergraduate students.

2023–24 Meeting Dates

Currently, meetings are planned to take place online. Members will receive a meeting invitation to their University of Toronto email.

Fall 2023

  • September 6, 2023
  • September 28, 2023
  • October 12, 2023
  • November 9, 2023
  • November 23, 2023
  • December 7, 2023

Winter 2024

  • January 18, 2024
  • February 9, 2024
  • March 14, 2024
  • April 5, 2024
  • April 24, 2024

Summer 2024

  • May 8, 2024
  • May 22, 2024
  • June 12, 2024
  • July 10, 2024
  • August 7, 2024
  • August 21, 2024

Academic Appeals Board

The Academic Appeals Board considers appeals against decisions of the respective Committee on Standing and other Committees relating to petitions from students for exemptions from the application of academic regulations or of academic standards. (The Committee on Standing must consider a case twice before it can be appealed to the Board. An appeal must be launched as soon as possible and no later than 90 days after the second decision. The Board’s decisions represent the final level of appeal at the Faculty, but decisions may be appealed within ninety days to the Academic Appeals Committee of the Governing Council).

Members of the Academic Appeals Board are six appointed teaching staff and three elected undergraduate students (different from those serving on the Committee on Standing).

2023⁠–24 Meeting Dates

  • Meetings are scheduled as needed as agenda items arise.

Committee on Admissions

The Committee on Admissions considers issues related to undergraduate admission requirements and updates and develops policy related to undergraduate admissions in the Faculty of Arts & Science, including matters related to strategic enrollment trends and patterns, admission standards, transfer admission and credits, and extraordinary reconsiderations against non-admission referred by the Office of the Faculty Registrar. Members of the Committee on Admissions are a vice-dean of the Faculty (the chair), the Faculty Registrar, two appointed college principals, three appointed college registrars, three appointed department chairs or associate chairs, three appointed teaching staff, a representative from University Admissions, and two elected undergraduate students.

Students who have applied to the Faculty of Arts & Science and wish to have their admission decision reconsidered, or for general inquiries regarding admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science, should contact

2023–24 Meeting Dates

  • Meetings are scheduled as needed as agenda items arise.