religious conflicts during final exams

This winter term, Passover falls during the final examination period, on April 17, 18, 23, and 24. Observant students may not be able to write their exams on the days as scheduled. They will need to follow this procedure to apply for a special exam arrangement:

  1. They submit a conflict form to the Associate Dean's secretary, indicating the conflict. They must attach a letter from their Rabbi confirming that they are observant and will be unable to write their exam at the scheduled time.
  2. If approved, a special exam will be scheduled for them on May 1 or 2.
  3. Students whose request has been approved but who cannot write on May 1 or May 2 may be given permission to write a deferred exam during the Deferred and Supplemental exam period in August.
  4. Students will pick up a letter confirming the special exam arrangement from the Recorder's Office, along with a confidentiality form that they will be required to fill out and submit to the Recorder before exams begin.
  5. The deadline for applications is March 14. Any appeals after that date will be considered but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate the request. If the request is refused because of the lateness of the request, the student will be eligible to write a deferred exam in August.

Sharon Bezeau
Recorder and Chief Invigilator