The University recognizes that a student’s ability to meet his/her academic responsibilities may, on occasion, be impaired by medical illness. Illness may be acute (short term), or it may be chronic (long term), or chronic with acute episodes. The University further recognizes that medical situations are deeply personal and respects the need for privacy and confidentiality in these matters. However, in order to ensure fairness and consistency for all students, academic accommodation for work representing 10% or more of the student’s overall grade in the course shall be granted only in those cases where there is documentation indicating that the student was seriously affected by illness and could not reasonably be expected to meet his/her academic responsibilities.
View Policy on Accommodation for Medical Reasons here.
How to Request Academic Accommodation
Review OWL page or course outline for notes regarding accommodation. Academic Advising can recommend accommodation only for course evaluations worth 10% or greater.
Complete an Accommodation Request Form
Obtain the appropriate documentation that will support your request. Please consult the table below:
Student Medical Certificate
*the dates on the documentation
mustmatch the dates
of the accommodation request
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Documentation can be submitted to the Student Support Services office or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An automated message will be sent to yourself and your instructor(s) regarding the need for accommodation.
Contact your instructor as soon as possible to discuss the details of your accommodations.
Accommodations can take the form of a make-up test/exam, re-weighing of evaluations, or an extension of deadlines
If you have arranged academic accommodation with Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD), please complete a Makeup Exam Request form and return it to Student Central, Room 1120 Western Student Services Building or Wemple Building Room W160 for King's students.
Flight or travel arrangements
If your request for Accommodation does not fall under one of the reasons that Academic Advising can support. Please speak with your instructor directly. Your instructor is not obligated to accommodate, any accommodation is at the instructor's discretion.
Please complete all the steps required for Requests for Accommodations for Course Evaluations Worth 10% or More.
Complete and acquire all the required signatures for a Recommendation for a Special Exam form.