MEDICAL EXEMPTION POLICY
The University will accommodate students whose studies become interrupted, or who may be
unable to complete academic work, due to an incapacitating medical condition. In these situ-
ations, the student must complete the Brock University Student Medical Certiﬁcate or Brock
University Student Health Services Medical Certiﬁcate (or in case of a concussion, the Brock
University Student Health Services Medical Concussion Certiﬁcate) and include any relevant
medical documentation to support the request for academic accommodation based on medical
grounds. The University may, at its discretion, request more detailed documentation in certain
NOTE: If a student is absent due to medical reasons on a day and a time when
the Brock Student Health Services (SHS) is open, then an SHS medical certiﬁcate
is required. Otherwise, the student must (1) print a Brock medical certiﬁcate, (2)
Go to another medical facility e.g., a walk-in clinic, and (3) Have the examining
physician complete the Brock medical certiﬁcate. Any other certiﬁcate will not
be accepted. All certiﬁcates will be monitored for compliance with the Academic
Regulations and University Policies entry in the Undergraduate Calendar.
POLICY ON MISSED TERM TESTS AND EXAMS
For each term test, accommodation will be made for students who must miss a term test due
to a valid and documented medical illness. Students who miss one original term test date, with
documentation, will have the weight of the missed term test added to their ﬁnal exam. If both
term tests are missed, with documentation, the weight of the second term test will be added
to the ﬁnal exam, while the ﬁrst term test will receive a grade of zero (0). All applications
for permission to defer a term test must be made, with appropriate documentation and full
explanation of the extenuating circumstances, to your instructor in advance of the original date
and time of the term test.
The ﬁnal exam period is Wednesday, April 10 to Wednesday, April 24. Students are advised
not to make travel plans or schedule events in advance prior to the release of the Term Test
Schedule and Final Exam Schedule. Students who make personal commitments during the term
or exam period do so at their own risk. Vacation plans, nonessential appointments or events do
not constitute grounds for the deferral or re-scheduling of term tests or ﬁnal exams.
To accommodate students who must miss the exam due to a valid and documented medical
illness, a secondary date will be scheduled with your instructor. All applications for permission
to defer the exam must be made, with appropriate documentation and full explanation of the
extenuating circumstances, to your instructor within seven (7) days of the original exam date.
Make-up exams will be scheduled as soon as possible upon return to studies, and additional
medical notes will be required if extenuating circumstances warrant a further extension. If an
exam is not scheduled within the ﬁrst two (2) weeks of the next term due to documented medical
illness, the exam will be written in the next exam period. All make-up exams will adhere to the
Academic Regulations and University Policies entry in the Undergraduate Calendar.