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Deferral of Tests or Exams


If a student misses a test due to a disability-related reason, the student and professor are to co-ordinate a time and date for a make-up test that works for both of them.  The student must book the test with Student Accessibility Services, who will in turn confirm the arrangement with the professor and administer the make-up test on the scheduled date.

Final Exams

During final exams, students may have scheduling conflicts due to their accommodations (ie. if their extra time overlaps with another exam they are to write in the same day, or if they are unable to write at certain times due to disability-related reasons, etc.)  In these cases, a deferral form will be completed, and the student may request to write the exam on a different date than the remainder of the class, typically at the end of the regular exam period.

In such cases, Student Accessibility Services will contact you by email to request an alternate exam date.

Come the day of the exam, students who are unable to write a final examination due to disability reasons, non-disability reasons, illness or circumstances beyond their control as outlined on page 49 of the Academic Calendar, are required to follow the same procedures as students would not registered with SAS.  If the SAS student is granted permission from the Dean’s Office to defer the exam, the student will write on one of the special exam dates outlined by the Dean’s Office, however the exam may be administered within Student Accessibility Services​. 

In each deferral situation, you will be given the choice as to whether you would like the student to write the same version of the exam as the other students, or if you would like to provide an alternate version of the exam for Student Accessibility Services to administer.​
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