Macdonald Campus Medical Notes

Guidelines on Medical Notes and Accommodation for in-course assignments, tests or exams and course outlines

Guidelines on Medical Notes and Accommodation for in-course assignments, tests or exams and course outlines.

For Students taking courses on the Macdonald Campus ONLY

  • At no time are you required to divulge specifics around your illness to your course instructor(s).
  • Undergraduate students taking courses on the Macdonald Campus who are seeking medical accommodation for tests/assignments/exams, must submit a request to the Student Affairs Office (SAO) directly, either in person or by email, rather than to individual instructors.
  • In-person: You are asked to bring your medical documentation to SAO in Laird Hall, Rm 106 and will be required to complete an accommodation submission form, listing the course(s) and the activity (tests/assignments) for which you are seeking accommodation; and provide other details related to the course.
  • By email: If you need medical accommodation for any in-course activity (ie: assignments, tests, midterms) for medical or other health emergencies, please send medical documentation along with a completed accommodation submission form ( by email to the Macdonald Campus Student Affairs Office (meline.chatoyan [at]
  • A team at SAO will review your documentation, and inform you and the relevant instructor(s) by official email notification of our decision within two working days.
  • Once you have received this decision by email, it is then your responsibility to discuss accommodation arrangements with your instructor(s). The final decision about the type of accommodation is made by the course instructor, in consultation with you. These accommodations may include, but are not limited to, handing in an assignment late, reweighting of other assignments, or perhaps a make-up test.
  • Please note that if you are taking a course at McGill anywhere other than on the Macdonald Campus, and are seeking accommodation in that course, you will need to follow the process relevant to the Faculty that oversees the course.
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