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Missed Mid-Term and Final Exam Procedure

Spring/Summer 2020

All students of The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education are expected to complete their assignments, tests, and exams within the time frames and by the dates indicated in your course outline. However, Ryerson University policies allow a student who misses a mid-term or final exam for one of the following reasons only – religious observance, health reasons, or compassionate grounds (generally, normal employment commitments and vacations will not constitute grounds for academic consideration) – to request an alternate arrangement to write a makeup exam.

Submission of Health Documentation

Undergraduate program students (UGRD) are now required to submit a Ryerson Student Health Certificate to their respective program departments. The program departments are then required to email the appropriate CECL(s) to inform them that the documentation has been received.

Chang School students not enrolled in undergraduate programs (CNED) must submit their Ryerson Student Health Certificate to the Chang School staff at must submit their Ryerson Student Health Certificate to the Chang School staff via email to changexams@ryerson.ca. CECLs will be notified by email of the receipt of the documentation. Students must still notify CECLs via email within three working days of the missed test/exam that they did not write the test/exam.

Please note: that during the current COVID-19 situation students who miss an assessment due to cold or flu-like symptoms, or due to self-isolation, are currently not required to provide a health certificate. All other illnesses must continue to have health documentation provided.

Approval for a student to write a makeup exam (as opposed to re-weighting the marks) is at your discretion, providing your decision is in compliance with Ryerson policy; that is:

  1. The student has made the request in writing and in a timely manner.
  2. The student has submitted the required originally-signed documentation as per Senate policy 134.
  3. The makeup term test should be written before the final exam.
  4. The makeup exam does not have to be in the same format as the original in-class exam.

All communications with the student must be via Ryerson email.

CECL Responsibilities

During the current COVID 19 situation, The Chang School does not have scheduled make-up exam sessions. CECLs are responsible to provide an alternate exam time for students to write their on-line exam or provide an alternate assessment method as soon as possible after they have been notified by the student and provided they have received confirmation regarding their documentation. 

Student Responsibilities

Students have the following responsibilities in requesting consideration for a makeup exam:

  • NOTIFY you via email as soon as reasonably possible, either before or within 3 working days of the scheduled exam, to request an opportunity to write a makeup exam.
  • SUBMIT an originally-signed, appropriate written document regarding the reason they are not able to write the exam on the originally scheduled exam date (i.e., your student should be directed to Student Request for Accommodation of Student Religious, Aboriginal and Spiritual Observance at the beginning of the course; for health reasons, your student should complete the Ryerson Student Health Certificate form. Without this documentation, the student should not be granted an accommodation to write a makeup exam and should be assigned a zero grade.
  • COMPLETE their makeup exam only on the exam date assigned by you.