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Dean's Excuses

Dean's excuses are not issued for short-term illness. In accordance with faculty policy, students who miss graded assignments for the following reasons may receive a Dean's Excuse:

  • Long-term illness
  • Personal or family emergency (known to and approved by your dean)

If you must miss a graded assignment due to one of the three circumstances listed above, you should contact your Academic Dean. A Dean's Excuse does not exempt you from completing the assignment. Rather it makes you eligible for accommodation according to the policy set by the instructor in the course.

No Dean's excuses are issued for missing classes, only graded assignments. However, in the case of long-term illness or a personal or family emergency, it may be appropriate for your academic dean to notify your instructors that you will be away from class for a period of time.

Last updated: June 21, 2012