For on Campus Deferred Exams
For Distance Deferred Exams
5.7.3 Exemptions From Final Examinations and Procedures for Applying to Write Deferred Examinations*
- A student who is prevented from writing a final examination by illness or bereavement or other acceptable cause, duly authenticated in writing, may apply, with supporting documents, to have the course graded or have the final examination deferred. This application must be made within one week of the original date of the examination to the head of the appropriate academic unit.
- The decision regarding the request of the student to have a course graded or have the final examination deferred, including information on the appeals route open to the student in the case of a negative decision, must be communicated in writing to the student and to the Registrar within one week of the receipt of the student's complete application. For further information refer to Appeal of Decisions.
- In those cases where the academic unit accepts the extenuating circumstances the student may be permitted to write a deferred examination or, with the consent of both the academic unit and the student, the grade submitted may be based on term work alone. An interim grade of ABS will be assigned by the academic unit in the case of a student granted a deferred examination. This grade will be replaced by the final grade which must be received by the Registrar within one week following the start of classes in the next academic semester or session.
- A student who is prevented from writing a deferred examination by illness, bereavement, or other acceptable cause, duly authenticated in writing, may apply, with supporting documents, to the head of the appropriate academic unit to have the deferred examination further deferred. This application must be submitted within one week of the scheduled date of the deferred examination. The examination will be postponed to a time not later than the last date for examinations in the semester following that in which the student was enrolled in the course.
*Source: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Office of the Registrar - University Regulations (2013/2014).