Procedures for Requests for Excused Absences

Procedures for Requests for Excused Absences Prior to the Examination Date

(1) A request by a student for an excused absence from a final examination as scheduled must be presented to the Associate Dean of Students. Requests must be in writing and signed by the student, and must be made prior to the time the examination is to begin, unless emergency or compelling circumstances make prior notice impossible. In the latter event, the request must be submitted as soon as is reasonably possible.

(2) Where possible, the Associate Dean of Students will notify the student in writing and prior to the examination date, as to his or her decision on the student's request.

(3) The Office of Student Affairs will maintain records of students who have been excused from examinations each semester. The Associate Dean of Students, in determining whether a compelling justification has been demonstrated, may take into consideration whether a student has been excused from examinations in previous semesters.

Procedures for Requests for Excused Absences on the Examination Date

(1) A request by a student for an excused absence from a final examination as scheduled on the examination date must be presented to the Registrar. Requests must be in person or by phone by the student, and must be made as soon as possible, unless emergency or compelling circumstances make prior notice impossible. In the latter event, the request must be submitted as soon as is reasonably possible.

(2) The Registrar will submit the request to the Associate Dean of Students who will follow up with the student. In order for a request to be considered, the student must provide legitimate medical or legal documentation as indicated above to support the request.

(3) Upon receipt and pursuant review, the Associate Dean of Students will notify the student in writing as to his or her decision on the student’s request. If approved, the student will be notified of the date of the make-up examination.