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This form is to appeal an Academic Progression outcome and applies to all students admitted to undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and Pathways Courses and programs offered by James Cook University (JCU) in Australia, Singapore and via JCU Online.
Before applying for an Appeal, you must undertake a Formal Review. An appeal application will not be accepted if a Formal Review has not occurred.
This form is applicable to decisions made under the Academic Progression Policy and its associated procedures, including the Unsatisfactory Academic Performance Procedure and the Maximum Time to Complete Procedure.
Please read the Student Review and Appeals Policy, Review and Appeal of Academic Progression Outcomes Procedure, JCU's Information Collection Notice and check you have everything you need to complete this form before you commence. Complete as much information as possible and provide relevant supporting documentation in order to ensure a smooth assessment of your appeal.
The University strongly encourages you to seek Academic Advocacy from the JCUSA offices from an independent Student Advocate in the preparation and duration of your appeal, especially if you need assistance in understanding the form.
Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).
Student Advocate Details
Provide details of anyone who will be assisting you during this appeal. Although optional, the University strongly encourages you to seek Academic Advocacy from the JCUSA offices from an independent Student Advocate in the preparation and duration of your appeal, especially if you need assistance in understanding the form.
Please attach your Academic Progression decision notice and your outcome from the Formal Review.
Provide a statement below briefly and concisely explaining why the ground applies in this case – why the process was procedurally unfair, or why you consider the new evidence provided in the Formal Review application was no given sufficient consideration and attach evidence to support your claim. Point to relevant information by providing the document title, page number, paragraph, etc. Emails should be kept in original format and referred as separate attachments.
Please seek advice from your Student Advocate if you are unsure about the evidence you should provide. Do not include material that is irrelevant to the decision/s you are appealing. Evidence from social media sites may not be sufficient to prove some claims.
If you need more space or have prepared a written document to address the details of your appeal, please note the file name in the relevant textbox and upload as an attachment before submitting the form.
Please attach evidence that supports your claim, in particular written feedback from the original decision maker, this may include relevant emails, medical certificates or other documentary evidence.
The Notification of Extenuating Circumstances form can be used to self-declare your circumstances where documentation such as a medical our counseling certificate is required.
Please note: all supporting documentation must be written in English.
Before you submit this application, please ensure you have attached all relevant supporting documents.