Sep 28, 2023  
Academic Policies 
Academic Policies

Make-Up Exams, Quizzes, and Assignments

Contingent on the provision of a documented excuse, students who miss exams, quizzes or assignments due to illness, family and/or personal emergencies, death in the family, participation in school-sponsored activities (e.g. athletics, travelling with the vesper choir, band, theatre group, recruitment etc.) or any event subject to an excused absence, shall be permitted to make-up the assignment or the exam that was missed soon after the student returns to class. The student must provide a credible/verifiable documentation.

It is the responsibility of the student to make arrangements with the Instructor to make up the work on return to class. The Instructor is required to provide the make-up within five working days after the student returns from an excused absence. Ideally, the make-up work should be comparable both in format (e.g. short essay, multiple choice, etc.) and content. However, in those instances when matching formats may not be feasible, the Instructor must ensure that the make-up work is comparable both in content and rigor to the work given to the rest of the class.  Furthermore, the make-up work must not be punitive (like giving a comprehensive exam when the exam missed was over a few selected chapters). Students will not be asked or required to wait until the end of the semester to make-up for missed exams for which they had excused absence.

In some rare extenuating circumstances, students may not have an excuse readily available. For example, a student may be involved in a car accident on the way to school and will not have a police report to present, or a student who may have suffered from the flu but self-medicated at home may not have a doctor’s excuse. Under those circumstances, it is the responsibility of the student to inform the Instructor about the personal emergency the same day or as soon as practicable. The Instructor will evaluate the credibility of the request for make-up and then work with the student accordingly to resolve the issue.