VII. Undergraduate Degree Regulations and Procedures

Deferred Privileges

When students do not write a required final examination, complete a final assignment, or complete a work term report by the deadline, they may be eligible for a deferred privilege. A deferred privilege allows a student the opportunity to complete the final course requirements after the end of the semester. The nature of the deferred privilege may take the form of either a deferred condition or a deferred examination. The Admissions and Academic Review Sub-Committee grants deferred privileges on the basis of medical, psychological or compassionate consideration. Deferred privileges are normally completed early in the semester immediately following the semester in which the course was taken.

If the Admissions and Academic Review Sub-Committee assigns a passing grade or credit standing (CRD) on the basis of medical, psychological, or compassionate grounds, a student may request a deferred privilege instead. The student must make the request for a deferred privilege using the Request for Academic Consideration form within 10 days of the start of the next semester. The grade resulting from the deferred privilege will become part of the student’s official academic record.

Faculty members do not grant deferred privileges. They can only grant academic consideration for work that is due during the semester and cannot grant extensions beyond the deadline for submission of final grades. The faculty member should note on the Instructor Recommendation form any special circumstances relating either to the student or to the way the course was conducted.

The Campus Registrar (and relevant Academic Advisor) records the results of deferred privileges, and re-evaluates the student’s academic record for continuation of study. If Continuation of Study requirements have not been met, the Admissions and Academic Review Sub-Committee will revise the student’s academic standing. The University reserves the right to disallow registration until all deferred privileges are complete and the student's final standing is calculated.

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