A student may apply to the director of student services to take an examination at a time other than that for which it is regularly scheduled only when facing an unforeseeable hardship such as a medical problem, a death in the family, unavoidable employment conflict, etc. After the exam deviation request is approved, the assistant dean for finance and administration or the director of student services arranges the date and time the exam will be given and arranges with the instructor whether or not an alternate exam will be given.
Deviations will normally be scheduled on the last day of each exam period, and the deviation exam dates are posted by the Registrar's Office. When this deviation date is not feasible, at the judgment of the associate dean for academic affairs or the director of student services, deviations will be scheduled as soon as reasonably practicable following the conclusion of the exam period.
Failure to take a regularly scheduled examination or one arranged during a deviated time results in a grade of "F" ("Failure") unless the associate dean for academic affairs finds that grave cause prevented the taking of the examination. No such cause will be considered sufficient which might have been the subject of an application for rescheduling as described above. Students must contact the associate dean for academic affairs immediately upon the discovery that an exam has been missed. A claim that illness prevented completion of an examination or impaired a student's performance is treated in the same manner as a claim that grave cause prevented the taking of the examination.