Conditions for Religious Accommodation Agreement for Final Examinations

Students who, because of religious commitment cannot write a formally scheduled examination (December and April examination periods) on the date scheduled, should contact the course instructor no later than three weeks prior to the start of the examination period to arrange an alternative examination date.

When arrangements between the student and instructor cannot be made, or if the student does not feel comfortable about approaching the instructor to request a religious accommodation, then the student should contact the Associate Dean of the Faculty in which the course is offered. Students are required to contact the Associate Dean no less than 14 days prior to the start of the examination and, if requested to do so, present evidence concerning the religious obligations involved.

The Associate Dean may consider a number of options to provide an accommodation. The choice will depend on the student’s particular circumstance.
For example the accommodations may include:

(a) Treating the request as a conflict, and accommodating it within the examination period, or
(b) Providing a deferred examination as soon as possible.

Religious Accommodation Guidelines other than final exams

Students, who because of religious commitment cannot meet academic obligations, other than formally scheduled examinations (December and April examination period), on certain holy days are responsible for giving their instructor reasonable notice (no less than 14 days), of each conflict.

Solutions may include:

(a) Rescheduling the evaluation, or
(b) Preparing an alternative evaluation for that particular student, or
(c) Recalculating the total evaluation in the course to eliminate the component that has been missed.

When the instructor and student are unable to agree on a suitable accommodation, the matter will be referred to the Associate Dean who may request that the student present evidence concerning the religious obligations involved. The Associate Dean will convey the decision to the instructor and student.  

Deadlines and Submission

This form should be submitted to the Office of Student Programs or the Office of the Registrar within the time frame provided in the conditions.  

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