Academic Concession

If you encounter difficult circumstances that may adversely affect your attendance or performance in a course or program, you may request an academic concession. Generally, such circumstances will fall into one of two categories:

  • conflicting responsibilities
  • unforeseen events

Conflicting responsibilities include, but may not be limited to: representing the University, the province or the country in a competition or performance; serving in the Canadian military; observing a religious rite; working to support yourself or your family; and having responsibility for the care of a family member.

Unforeseen events include, but may not be limited to: ill health or other personal challenges that arise during a term; and changes in the requirements of an on-going job.

For more information about Academic Concession, please see the Policies and Procedures, Academic Concession section of this website.

Important: Academic concession is different from academic accommodation for a disability. If you have a disability and wish to apply for an academic accommodation, please see the Policies and Procedures, Academic Accommodation for Students with Disabilities section of this website.