Deferred Exam Instructions - Faculty of Science
Deferred exams may be granted to students who are unable to write a final exam on the official posted date for medical, compassionate, or special reasons, if the application for deferred exam is accompanied by specific documentation that confirms incapacity on the exam date or dates.
  • Deferred exams may be granted to students who are unable to write a final exam on the official posted date for medical, compassionate, or special reasons, if the application for deferred exam is accompanied by specific documentation that confirms incapacity on the exam date or dates.
  • Deferred exams may be given to students who are unable to write a final exam on the official posted date for medical, compassionate, or special reasons, if the application for the deferred exam is accompanied by specific documentation that confirms incapacity on the exam date(s). Deferring an examination is a privilege and may not always be granted.
  • Students must apply for a deferred exam within 48 hours of the missed exam. If more than one exam is missed, the deferral application must be submitted within 48 hours of the last exam missed.
  • Deferrals are not usually granted in advance of the exam.
  • Deferrals must be processed in person.
  • Documentation for the application must satisfy the following criteria:
  • Be an original; copies of the document will not be accepted. If the original is needed for other purposes, a copy will be made and retained in the Faculty of Science.
  • Specifies that the exam was missed for the reasons noted.
  • Be obtained on date of the missed exam.
  • Dates on the documents must cover the date(s) of the missed exam.
  • Official document, for example: medical certificates, police reports, counselling/treatment letter, obituary, death certificate, legal documents, etc.
  • All documentation is subject to confirmation. Falsification or fabrication of documentation will result in academic suspension for disciplinary reasons. Other penalties may also apply.
  • Students who miss one exam and write another exam on the same day must obtain detailed documentation that explains/confirms inability to write one and not the other.
  • Students requesting deferred examinations who have been granted deferred examinations in two or more terms previously at the University of Manitoba MUST appeal formally to the Faculty of Science Committee on Student Standing (CSS). Students who are requesting redeferral may also be required to submit their request to CSS at the discretion of the Associate Dean. Retroactive deferred exams (where the exam has already been written) are not permitted.
  • If a request for a deferred exam is approved, students must check with the department(s) immediately to determine when they will write the deferral, unless the deferral time is advised at the point of approval. Students will not be granted redeferral for failure to know the date of the deferral.”