Deferred and Missed Exams

Requests for deferred examinations are made to the student’s faculty, school, or academic advising office.

Deferred examinations will normally take place within 30 working days from the end of the examination series from which the examination was deferred. Writing a make-up test at your convenience may not be an option.

Please note that students must remain available until all exam and test obligations have been fulfilled. Travel plans are not an acceptable reason to miss examinations.


Students with known exam conflicts due to religious observance (interfaith calendar), participation in specific scholastic and athletic events, or a medical condition may request a deferred examination.  Applications for a deferred examination due to a known conflict, as indicated here, must be filed 20 working days prior to the date of the scheduled exam.  Travel plans are not an acceptable reason for missing an exam.

If you miss a final examination for medical or compassionate reasons, you may be granted a deferred examination.  Applications for a deferred examination after the examination has been missed must be filed within 48 hours of the date of the missed examination (see "Deadlines", below).  A medical certificate of otherwise appropriate documentation may be required.

Deadlines for Requesting a Deferred Final Exam (for medical or compassionate reasons)

Exam Day                   Deadline to Request Deferral
Monday                        Wednesday
Tuesday                        Thursday
Wednesday                   Friday
Thursday                       Monday (extended from Saturday)
Friday                           Monday (extended from Sunday)
Saturday                        Monday