Deferred Exams

For on Campus Deferred Exams

Please print and complete Deferred Exam Application for on campus students and forward to Barbara Philpott, Department of Economics, bdphilpott@mun.ca or fax to the Department of Economics 864-2094

For Distance Deferred Exams

Please print and complete the Deferred Exam Application for distance students and forward to Barbara Philpott, Department of Economic, bdphilpott@mun.ca or fax to the Department of Economics 864-2094

 

6.8.2 Exemptions From Final Examinations and Procedures for Applying to Write Deferred Final Examinations

A student who is prevented from writing a final examination by acceptable cause may apply, with supporting documents, to have the course graded based on the work completed or have the final examination deferred.

For a student who is prevented from writing a final examination as described under Scheduling of Final Examinations, the application to defer this examination should be made in writing to the head of the appropriate academic unit (or delegate). It should be submitted as soon as possible after the release of the final examination schedule, and in any case no later than two weeks before the end of the semester or session.

A student who is scheduled to write three final examinations which begin and end within a twenty-four-hour period may request to write a deferred examination. Normally, only the second examination in the twenty-four-hour period may be deferred. The application to defer this examination should be made in writing to the head of the appropriate academic unit (or delegate). It should be submitted as soon as possible after the release of the final examination schedule, and in any case no later than two weeks before the end of the semester or session.

For a student who is prevented from writing a final examination by illness, bereavement or other acceptable cause, duly authenticated in writing, the application to defer this examination should be made via telephone or in writing through the student’s University approved e-mail account to the head of the appropriate academic unit (or delegate) and the course instructor. This application should be made in advance of the examination wherever possible, but no later than 48 hours after the original date of the examination. If application is made by telephone, written confirmation must then be received by the head of the appropriate academic unit (or delegate) within seven calendar days of the original date of the examination. The following supporting documentation is required:

  • For illness or medical conditions, medical documentation from a health professional is required. Students should provide the health professional with a copy of the Student Medical Certificate.
  • For bereavement or other acceptable cause, official documents or letters that support the reason for the request (e.g. death certificate, letter from employer, etc.) are required.

The decision regarding the request of the student to have a course graded based on the work completed 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 by the head of the appropriate academic unit (or delegate) to the student and to the Registrar within seven calendar days 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 the work completed 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 seven calendar days following the start of classes in the next semester or session.

A student who is prevented from writing a deferred final examination by illness, bereavement, or other acceptable cause, duly authenticated in writing, may apply, with supporting documents, to have the deferred final examination further deferred. This application should be made via telephone or in writing through the student’s University approved e-mail account to the head of the appropriate academic unit (or delegate) and the course instructor. This application should be made in advance of the examination wherever possible, but no later than 48 hours after the original date of the examination. If application is made by telephone, written confirmation must then be received by the head of the appropriate academic unit (or delegate) within seven calendar days of the original date of the 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. The following supporting documentation is required:

  • For illness or medical conditions, medical documentation from a health professional is required. Students should provide the health professional with a copy of the Student Medical Certificate.
  • For bereavement or other acceptable cause, official documents or letters that support the reason for the request (e.g. death certificate, letter from employer, etc.) are required.

 

*Source: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Office of the Registrar - University Regulations (2016/2017).

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