Request for a deferred final examinationFor a student who is prevented from writing a final examination by illness, bereavement or other acceptable cause, duly authenticated in writing, the application to defer this examination should be made via telephone or in writing through the studentís University approved e-mail account to the head of the appropriate academic unit (or delegate) and the course instructor. This application should be made in advance of the examination wherever possible, but no later than 48 hours after the original date of the examination. If application is made by telephone, written confirmation must then be received by the head of the appropriate academic unit (or delegate) within seven calendar days of the original date of the examination. The following supporting documentation is required:
For illness or medical conditions, medical documentation from a health professional is required. Students should provide the health professional with a copy of the Student Medical Certificate .
For bereavement or other acceptable cause, official documents or letters that support the reason for the request (e.g. death certificate, letter from employer, etc.) are required.
A student who is scheduled to write three final examinations which BEGIN and END within a twenty-four-hour period may request to write a deferred examination. Normally, only the SECOND examination in the twenty-four-hour period may be deferred. The application to defer this examination should be made in writing to the Deputy Head, Undergraduate Studies. It should be submitted as soon as possible after the release of the final examination schedule, and in any case no later than two weeks before the end of the semester.
Take any required supporting documentation (e.g. medical certificate, letter from a member of the clergy, counselling centre ..) to Mary Flinn, C-4000 promptly. Notification of the outcome of this request will be sent by email.
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