Graduate students that miss the opt-in and/or opt-out deadline may file an appeal. Graduate students that are in a situation that does not match criteria may also request an appeal.

The Appeals Committee assesses the validity of appeals on the basis of two criteria:

  1. Administrative unfairness; and/or
  2. Extenuating personal circumstances.

The Appeal Form in the Forms section of the website.  This form must include an explanation of your case for appealing in detail.  Please add supporting documents as necessary to explain extenuating circumstances and/or administrative unfairness that prevented your opt-in/out by the deadline.

Submit your Appeal form and supporting documents by email to the Health and Dental Coordinator: or the GSS General Office

The GSS encourages you to consult with the Office of the Ombudsperson for support in preparing your appeal. The Ombudsperson is an impartial advocate for fairness at UVIC.