Illness during an exam

Missed Assignments

If, due to illness, you have missed assignments or mid-term examinations, see your professor and try to make alternative arrangements. You must be prepared to provide confirmation of illness. Examinations for multi-term courses during the fall-term final examination period in December are treated as mid-terms and alternative arrangements must be made with the professor.

If you have fallen too far behind to catch up in a course, you should see your Faculty adviser (who is listed on your Minerva transcript) in Dawson Hall, to discuss your options. These include asking your professors for extensions (although not all profs allow this), applying for a late course withdrawal (even if the withdrawal deadline has passed) or applying to defer a final exam. If you are too ill to come in person, contact your Faculty adviser by email. All requests for late course withdrawals and deferred exams are handled by Service Point.

If you have missed the final examination, you should come in with medical documentation within a week after the examination date to apply for a deferred examination. The medical certificate must cover the date of the missed examination and indicate the nature and duration of the illness.

Missed final exam

If you have missed the final examination, you should go to Service Point with medical documentation within a week after the examination date to apply for a deferred examination. The medical certificate must cover the date of the missed examination and indicate the nature and duration of the illness.

If you are ill the day of your exam, think carefully about your ability to complete the exam. Once you sit for the exam, the grade you earn will remain on your record and cannot be changed. If you have a fever or are quite nautious, it is best not to enter the exam room at all.