Policy Details

Absences from Final Exams

A student who fails to attend the final examination of a course and who has a passing grade up to that time may be given a grade of I (Incomplete) if the instructor has reason to believe the absence was beyond the student's control. If not, a grade of F must be recorded. (For additional information regarding incomplete grades, please see the Grade of Incomplete policy.) The Committee on Absence of the Division of Student Affairs reviews excuses concerning absences from final examinations and informs instructors of its findings. The final decision in the dispensation of these matters remains the instructor's and is subject to review by the Executive Dean's Office through the grade change procedure.

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Historical Notes

  • 2018-05-01: Policy language updated for consistency with current university and campus practices.