Academic Absence and Accommodation

We understand that there may be times where you are not able to complete your academic responsibilities. All consideration requests must be accompanied by the Academic Consideration Form and supporting documentation. If you write your accommodated exams through Students with Disabilities you will also need to submit the registrar's accommodation form.

Please check your course outline to determine how and when your instructor wants you to contact them. It is important you contact them separately from this Academic Absence approval process – and as soon as you can.

NEW! Self-Reported Absence

For any absence (except religious and varsity) up to 48 hours for course work 30% and under you will need to use the online self-reporting tool to notify your instructors. You will be allowed 2 missed 48 hours periods per academic year. Beyond two you must see an advisor with official documentation. See the official policy, Requests for Academic Consideration Using the Self-Reported Absence Form.

This can not be used for final exams.

To use the Self-Reported Absence Form please follow these directions:

  • Log in to Student Center
  • Click on the Self-Reported Absence link located on the right-hand side under Student Services Links.
  • Carefully read the instructions and complete the form, indicating each of the courses that you will miss during your absence.
  • Email your instructor(s) following your Self-Reported absence to discuss a new deadline/make-up date.

For more information, please visit the Academic Considerations page.

If your absence will be longer than 48 hours or worth more than 30% of the course work, or is for a final exam please see below for details. All consideration requests must be accompanied by the Academic Consideration Form and supporting documentation. If you write your accommodated exams through Students with Disabilities you will also need to submit the Registrar's accommodation form. Please check your course outline to determine how and when your instructor wants you to contact them. It is important you contact them separately from this Academic Absence approval process – and as soon as you can.

Supporting documentation is dependent on the reason you missed and is outlined in each case below: