Sustainable Urban Horticulture and Agriculture Handbook
The University of Guelph will consider granting Academic Consideration for courses if there are sufficient extenuating medical, psychological, or compassionate reasons. Academic Consideration may take the form of an extended deadline, a deferred privilege, a late drop of a course(s) with or without failure, withdrawal from a semester with or without academic failure, or permission to continue on probationary status. A deferred privilege could take the form of approval to write a missed final examination or the completion of a course requirement after the end of the semester.
If you require Academic Consideration before the final class day of a semester
- Contact the instructor of the course, if possible, prior to the date on which the work is due.
If you require Academic Consideration beyond the end of the Semester
- Notify the Open Learning program Manager immediately.
- Draft a personal letter, stating your request, outlining the medical, psychological or compassionate grounds for your request.
- Obtain documentation supporting your request.
- Submit this package to the Open Learning program Manager.
The Academic Review Subcommittee will review your request and you will be advised of the outcome. If you have any questions about Academic Consideration, please contact the Open Learning program Manager.