What should I do when I am ill and/or have significant extenuating circumstances?
Inform your instructor that you are ill and then you should obtain a verification of illness form through Health Services, and contact the First-Year Engineering office to discuss with an academic advisor your situation and options. If you are experiencing extenuating circumstances contact the First Year Engineering office.
What should I do when I know I will miss or have difficulty meeting course deliverables? This could include: course work deadlines, quizzes, and/or examinations.
Inform your instructor that you will miss or have missed a deadline, quiz or exam due to illness or extenuating circumstances. Inform them that you will provide verification to the First-Year Engineering office. Deliver the documentation to a First-Year Engineering office advisor and discuss your options. The advisor will review the situation and if necessary recommend appropriate accommodations to the course instructor. Upon approval of the instructor, the accommodations will be implemented.
Do I have to write my midterm(s)/final exam(s) when I am ill?
If you are slightly or moderately ill then you will be expected to write your exam, however if you are severely ill then not.
I missed my midterm, will I be accommodated?
With a verification of illness form the weight of the midterm exam will be shifted to the final exam.
I missed my final exam, will I be accommodated?
With a verification of illness form, a deferred exam may be granted. Note: you must be severely ill to miss an exam.
How do I disclose my illness and/or circumstances after the term is completed?
You must disclose your illness or circumstances immediately and not wait until after the end of term.
To book an appointment with a first-year engineering office advisor, please drop in to E2-1772 and speak to the receptionist or phone 519-888-4761.