Verification of Illness

University of Waterloo Health Services Verfication of Illness Form(VIF)

Last updated November 2020 from UW Health Services

University of Waterloo verification of illness certificates are available from Health Services for students who are unable to attend labs and examinations or are late with major assignments.

  1. Your faculty determines academic accommodation for medical reasons; therefore we advise you to speak with your professor if you anticipate being unable to fulfill academic requirements because you are sick.
  2. Attend University of Waterloo Health Services or your family physician during the illness to receive appropriate medical care and an accurate diagnosis.
  3. Bring the University of Waterloo Verification of illness form (PDF) with you to be completed by your physician during your medical appointment.

For more information, see the Undergraduate Calendar, Assignments, Tests, and Final Exams, and Petition procedures (Policy 70)