Academic Appeals

An academic appeal is essentially a request for the decision of an Examination Board to be reviewed. There are limited grounds for appeal and deadlines apply. Academic appeals are a last resort. The ‘Fit to Sit’ policy makes it more difficult to have personal circumstances considered after going ahead with an exam or assessment. Any extenuating circumstances should be reported as soon as possible under the Deferral (form DA1)  or Extenuating Circumstances (form EC1 procedures.

Academic appeal forms (AP1) are available from the My.Napier Portal. Deadlines apply and the University is unlikely to accept a late appeal unless there are very good reasons for doing so. The website also gives guidance on the grounds for appeal and the appeal procedure.

An academic appeal is a formal process and you are strongly advised to contact our free, confidential advice service, ENSA Advice (0131 229 8791), before submitting an AP1.

Our fully trained ENSA advisers can provide information about the procedure, help you draft your appeals.

Note: getting an AP1 completed properly, and submitting it on time, to the right person, is YOUR responsibility.

Appeals Information

Extenuating Circumstances, Deferral, and Fit to Sit Information