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 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.

2021–22 Meeting Dates:

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

  • September 8, 2021
  • October 13, 2021
  • November 10, 2021
  • December 1, 2021
  • January 12, 2022
  • February 2, 2022
  • March 9, 2022
  • April 13, 2022
  • May 11, 2022
  • June 8, 2022
  • July 13, 2022
  • August 10, 2022

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 decisions). 

Members of Academic Appeals Board are six appointed Teaching Staff and three elected Undergraduate Students (different from those serving on the Committee on Standing).

2021-22 Meeting Dates:

  • To be determined 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 admission standards, transfer credits, and extraordinary appeals against non-admissions referred by the Office of the Faculty Registrar. Members of Committee on Admissions are a Vice-Dean of the Faculty (the Chair), the Faculty Registrar, two College Principals, three College Registrars, three Department Chairs, three Teaching Staff, a representative from Enrolment Services, and two elected Undergraduate Students. 

Students who have applied to the Faculty of Arts & Science and wish to appeal their admission decision, or for general inquiries regarding admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science, should contact recruit.artsci@utoronto.ca.

2021-22 Meeting Dates:

  • To be determined as agenda items arise.