08. Absence - Semester or Comprehensive Examination

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Absence from End of Semester Examination or Comprehensive Examination:


  • Absence from an end-of-semester examination or comprehensive examination will not be allowed except for an illness or emergency on the day of the examination.
  • Proof of such an emergency should be supported by official documentation within seven (7) days after the exam.
  • Should the absence be related to work requirements, prior approval must be obtained from the Programme Head by submitting a letter of information and a verification letter from superior at the workplace.
  • A student who is absent from end-of-semester examinations without valid reasons or without the University’s approval will be graded based on the coursework marks of the course.
  • Should the student be given permission to be absent from the final exam, a grade of AP (Absent with Permission) will be given. This grade does not affect the student’s CGPA. However, the student is obligated to attend the final exam when the course is next offered. There is no need to pay an additional fee.
  • Failure to attend a replacement exam will result in the grades for that subject to be based on the coursework marks (also known as carry marks) of the course.
  • Except for emergency situations (as decided by the Programme Committee), there will be no make-up or special exams in the case of absences in the final examination.