Students who miss required course activity over a short period for medical grounds that are quickly resolved, such as up to three classes, tests, or deadlines can apply for Academic Concession. Applications for concession must be submitted within 72 hours of the absence.
The circumstances that create grounds for academic concession are normally unanticipated and include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Respiratory illness including sinus congestion, sore throat, cough, fever, body aches, headaches and nausea or vomiting
- Any personal international travel in the last 14 days to countries considered at level 2, 3 and 4 risk according to the Government of Canada travel advisories posted here.
- Any close contact with other international travelers who have been to countries at level 2, 3 and 4 risk according to the Government of Canada travel advisories posted here.
- The emergence of, or a change in, a chronic physical condition.
For the purposes of this policy, Academic Concession means the provision of variance in the timing or nature of a course requirement. Determination of whether to grant academic concession as appropriate will depend on the student’s individual circumstances. One of the following considerations may apply:
- The nature and duration of the issue affecting the student;
- The scope and type of academic work affected;
- The proportion of prescribed academic work having been completed at the point in the term when academic work is affected; and,
- The student’s achievement in the course to date.