Business School Informal Appeal for Disciplines

Essential information

  • This form is the only acceptable means to initiate an informal appeal to a Discipline. Students may lodge an informal appeal on any issue which pertains to a unit of study assessment or result. THIS FORM IS NOT TO BE USED TO APPEAL A CREDIT APPLICATION/SPECIAL CONSIDERATION/SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT/SHOW CAUSE/PROGRESSION DECISION. For information on all other informal appeals please go to

  • It is the responsibility of each student to be familiar with the policies and processes governing their assessments. Refer to your Unit of Study Outline in the first instance.

  • The University of Sydney policy on appeals is available online.

  • Under Section 3.1.2 (a) of University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 informal appeals must be initiated within 15 working days of the date of decision or release of result. Informal appeals lodged outside of this timeframe may not be considered, although in extreme circumstances where it can be demonstrated it was impossible to comply with the deadline, the relevant Associate Dean may use discretion.

  • Informal appeals are lodged online, therefore students do not need to be present in the country to submit an informal appeal. Being overseas does not constitute a valid reason for late submission.

  • Academic judgement can only be made on the basis of the information lodged in this application and any further supporting documentation provided herewith. Please ensure you have included ALL INFORMATION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION/CORRESPONDENCE at the time of submission to facilitate a timely response.

  • Submitting an informal appeal may trigger a remark of the assessment item concerned. The result of this remark will be applied, be it higher, lower or the same as the original mark. In submitting this informal appeal the student acknowledges this condition.

  • Students may wish to contact SRC or SUPRA for assistance with appeals and/or this form.


  • Should the informal appeal pertain to a group assessment, all members of the group must consent to the informal appeal. All group members must be listed in the below form. The informal appeal should only be submitted once.

  • Students will be notified of the outcome of their informal appeal via their University email account. Where possible, a decision will be reached within 10 working days.

  • Subsequent to the informal appeal outcome, students have further right of formal appeal. For further information please go to You must submit the formal appeal within 20 working days of the date of the completed informal appeal.

Failure to comply with the above process may result in the informal appeal being returned unaddressed.

Student Details (If a group, complete for all group members)

Additional Group Member (Student Details)

Additional Group Member (Student Details)

Additional Group Member (Student Details)

Additional Group Member (Student Details)

Informal Appeal Details

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