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Flexibility with Exams and Due Dates (with Advance Notice)

Due to disability or medical issues, due dates or exams may need to be rescheduled in consultation with a faculty member with proper medical documentation.

Being flexible with the student about assignment due dates and exam times helps to reduce their anxiety, or allow them select times when they are the most alert, are undergoing treatment. It is the student's responsibility to engage with the faculty about these issues and provide documentation when requested.



Students have a responsibility to notify faculty and services for students with disabilities office if they require flexibility with exams and due dates and to provide any medical documentation required to document their need.


Faculty are responsible for coordinating with the student and services for students with disabilities, in a manner that maintains student privacy, to provide reasonable accommodation for exams and due dates.


The services for students with disabilities office is responsible for collaborating with faculty and students and to request and maintain medical documentation to support student need for flexibility for exam and due dates.


Related Functional Characteristics

Susceptibility to Infection : Students may need flexibility about rescheduling exams and assignment due dates if the student must be absent to avoid infection or is out for a prolonged period of time as a result of illness.

Pain Management : Students coping with severe pain or pain medication side effects may need flexibility in adjusting assignment due dates or rescheduling exams.

Seizures : Seizures can result in unexpected absences. Due dates or exams may need to be adjusted or rescheduled if a student experiences a seizure, or is undergoing seizure treatment or recovery from seizures.

Bodily Function Control : Problems with bodily control can result in unexpected absences, making it necessary to reschedule exams or assignment due dates.

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