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Classes and Exams

2.8 Absence from Final Examinations

If a student experiences an illness, personal emergency, or some special contingency on the day of the final exam or when a final assignment is due, the instructor can give a grade of ABS. See section 3.2.2 for more details. These are the only circumstances where an ABS applies. For missing work beyond the final exam/assignment, instructors should discuss with the relevant dean.

In most cases, the deferred exam should be completed in a timely enough manner, so that the professor can grade the exam and submit a change of grade. See Change of Grade, section 3.3 for more details. Students should make arrangements with the instructor for making up the final with assistance from the home department if needed.