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Deferred examinations

Arts students who, for serious reasons such as illness or family affliction, have not written one or more examinations (including take-home examinations), may request permission from Service Point to defer the examination to the next Deferred and Supplemental Examination Period. Students apply through the Deferred Exam Module on the Student Record Menu on Minerva.

Students should be aware that deferred examinations are granted only for compelling reasons, verified and accepted by Service Point. Supporting documentation such as an appropriate medical report is required. Service Point must be informed as soon as possible after the examination of the reason for their absence from the examination.

If you are considering applying for a deferred exam, you should seek the advice of your Arts OASIS Faculty adviser beforehand. Your adviser can help you with decisions concerning whether it is best to request an exam deferral or late course withdrawal, what your course load should be for the next term, and so forth. We recommend you come in to the Arts OASIS counter (Dawson Hall, Room 110) for a drop-in advising session.

Students in Summer Session courses should check with Service Point on the availability and restrictions on deferred and supplementary examinations in such courses.

For information about the procedures, rules and regulations pertaining to deferred exams, please refer to the Exam Office website.