A student may be granted formal permission by a dean in the College’s Office for Undergraduate Education to defer the final examination or other parts of a course. Deferments will not be permitted except for illness or other emergency and must normally be secured prior to the examination. When permission is granted, the notation I is recorded. Such incomplete work must be completed during the student’s next semester of residence no later than the last date for deferred examinations as printed in the academic calendar, or within twelve months if the student does not re-enroll in the college during that year. Failure to complete the course by the appropriate deadline will result in a grade of IF or IU.
Although students incur no administrative penalties for a reasonable number of absences from class or laboratory, they should understand that they are responsible for the academic consequences of absence and that instructors may set specific policies about absence for individual courses.
Absences from Examinations
A student who fails to take any required midterm or final examination at the scheduled time may not make up the examination without written permission from a dean in the Office for Undergraduate Education. Permission will be granted only for illness or other compelling reasons, such as participation in scheduled events off-campus as an official representative of the University. A student who takes any part of a final examination ordinarily will not be allowed to defer or retake that final. Deferred examinations must be taken during the student’s next semester of residence by the last date for deferred examinations in the academic calendar or within twelve months if the student does not re-enroll in the college. Failure to take a deferred examination by the appropriate deadline will result automatically in the grade IF or IU.