Typically, exams cannot be ‘made up’ except under the most extraordinary circumstances.
Valid reasons why a student would need to reschedule an exam or other assignment include: a death in the family, illness (with a doctor’s note), or conflict with other university-sponsored scholastic or athletic activities.
Students who have scheduling conflicts with other mandatory university activities must see their instructor no later than the first week of class.
Make-up exams are typically administered outside of regular class time, and thus it is up to the instructor to schedule exams in consultation with the student. Instructors, at their own discretion, may allow for make-up exams in other circumstances.
Instructors may also choose to not issue a make-up exam for one of the following reasons:
- The student requesting a make-up does not provide a valid reason;
- The student requests a make-up only after the exam has been administered (making exception again for only the most extreme circumstances); this includes students who are sick but phone in or email after the exam has begun;
- The student fails to discuss rescheduling an exam due to a university event well in advance of the event;
- The student does not provide a doctor’s note if claiming illness as a reason to not complete the exam;
- The student has already begun taking the exam.