7. Systematic adjustments of a class grade distribution (either up or down) can occur in
Economics courses. The fact that grades have been adjusted is not grounds for an appeal.
8. Note the following add and drop deadlines:
Deadline to add a first term half course: Friday September 14, 2018
Deadline to drop a first term half course: Monday November 12, 2018
9. Faculty of Social Science policy states that oversleeping or misreading an exam schedule is
NOT grounds for a makeup. This rule applies to midterm and final exams in the Department
Policy Regarding Makeup Tests and Final Examinations
Academic accommodation will not be granted automatically on request. Students must
demonstrate by documentation that there are compelling medical or compassionate grounds
before academic accommodation will be considered.
Students who proceed to write a test or examination must be prepared to accept the mark.
Rewriting tests or examinations, or having their value reweighted on a retroactive basis, is not
permitted. Students must also book travel arrangements AFTER final exam dates have been
posted as they must not conflict with test or final exams.
Unless medically incapable of doing so, students must notify their instructor prior to the test
date or at least within 24 hours when requesting a makeup exam. Failure to follow this
procedure may result in denial of academic accommodation and a grade of zero. Students should
also set up an appointment as soon as possible to meet with their instructor. If the instructor is
not available, send an email message, copying the Undergraduate Coordinator at
email@example.com. Notifying instructors of a missed exam does not automatically entitle
students to a makeup.
Students who seek a makeup exam must also provide supporting medical or other relevant
documentation that their absence from a scheduled test or exam is beyond their control.
Documentation should be submitted to the Academic Counselling Office of the student’s home
Faculty as soon as possible (preferably within 24 hours of the scheduled test). Failure to
follow this procedure may result in denial of academic accommodation and a grade of zero. If
the documentation submitted is not acceptable, students will receive a zero for the missed test.
For personal illness, students may consult Student Health Services and request a Student
Medical Certificate from the physician. If assessed by an off-campus doctor, students must
obtain a certificate from his/her office at the time of the visit. The off-campus medical
certificate form must also be used and can be found at:
Notes stating "For Medical Reasons" are not considered sufficient.
For religious or compassionate circumstances, students should ask their Academic Counsellor
what documentation to provide. If documentation is judged sufficient, the Academic Counsellor
will issue a Recommendation for a Special Examination (a single form for midterms or a triple-