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Attendance and Examinations

1. Attendance

Regular attendance is expected of students in all their classes. Students who neglect their academic work and assignments may be excluded from the final examination. Students who are unavoidably absent because of illness, disability or unforeseen circumstances should report to their instructors or LFS Student Services as soon as possible. When appropriate, academic concession may be granted in accordance with the University’s policy found here.

2. Examinations

Students who are absent from examinations because of illness must submit a certificate obtained from a physician as soon as possible to the LFS Student Services Office. If injury or illness did not cause the absence, an explanation of the circumstances should be provided to the LFS Student Services Office. Requests for special consideration should be made in accordance with the University guidelines.

Formal written examinations are normally required at the end of all courses and also in December for full-year courses. These are scheduled during the official examination periods at the end of term. Enrolment Services schedules these examinations and makes the information available to students through the Student Services Website part way through the term. Students are expected to make travel plans after their last scheduled examination. In some courses passing the final examination is a requirement for passing the course but may not in itself be sufficient to pass. Students may be denied a passing grade for unsatisfactory work during the session or if their essays, reports, or examinations are notably deficient in English. Also, in any course which involves both laboratory work and written examinations, students must complete and pass both parts to pass the course.

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