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I missed my lab/midterm/final.

I missed my lab/midterm/final.

If you miss a lab, you should first review the course outline and lab policies in the manual or on the course website to determine the course-specific policies in place. If you do not find any information, contact your laboratory coordinator as soon as possible and have documentation (e.g., a doctor’s note). The lab coordinator may allow you to make up the missed lab, if there is available space in another lab. (Some labs, particularly those extending across more than one week, cannot be made up.) 

If you miss a midterm, refer to the course outline and website for course policies, and contact your course director as soon as possible, again, obtaining documentation. 

If you miss your final exam, you will need to request deferred standing. Please consult the Deferred Standing (Final Exams and Assignment) website. Your professor may decide to grant or decline your request for a deferred exam. If your request is declined, you may submit a petition to write a deferred exam. (Please note that some professors routinely expect all students who miss a final exam to petition for permission to write a deferred exam.) 

Please note that it is your responsibility to make arrangements with the course director to complete the course and to submit the Deferred Standing Agreement form to the Biology Department by the specified deadline (usually within a week of missing the final exam). 

If you have been granted a deferred exam, check with your professor to find out the date, time and location of the exam.