Academic Information


Exam Relief

A student will be excused from an examination that is scheduled to take place on a religious holiday that the student observes or an examination that is part of a schedule of:

a) 3 examinations during the first calendar week of the examination period on three consecutive calendar days

b) During the second calendar week of the examination period 3 examinations within 48 hours, the third of which concludes no later than 48 hours from the commencement of the first exam.
(Note: The only two configurations that fall within this rule are exams that start at the following times:
2:00 p.m. - 9:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. or
2:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - 9:30 a.m.

c) 2 examinations within one calendar day

d) 1 examination on each of 4 consecutive calendar days

A student may elect to defer one of these examinations for a limited period.  In the case of 3 consecutive examinations, the middle examination will be rescheduled.  In the case of 2 examinations in one day, either examination may be rescheduled. In the case of 4 consecutive examinations, either the second or third examination will be rescheduled.

The excused examination will be rescheduled as close as possible to the original date, and ordinarily no more than one day earlier nor more than five days later. 

All rescheduling must be coordinated with the Registrar's Office and will be subject to administrative considerations.

Excused absences due to illness or other compelling reasons, will only be granted subject to the provisions of Article VII, Section 2 of the current Academic & Disciplinary Regulations and require approval by the Academic Standards Committee.

Arrangements for these types of deferrals for spring 2015 semester exams must be made no later than Wednesday, April 22, 2015.