What does a final grade of DEF mean?

A final grade of DEF means that a deferred assessment has been granted. A deferred assessment is a temporary extension of time granted for completion of the requirements of a course, normally for medical, psychological, or compassionate reasons. Deferred assessments are completed during the Deferred Period held during the semester which immediately follows, the dates of which are included in Section III--Schedule of Dates of the current Undergraduate Calendar. When available, the Exam Schedule for final and deferred exams for each specific semester is posted on-line. The listing is by course code and provides the date, time and location of the examination.