Special Consideration for Missed Term Work
What do I do if I miss a test or assignment in my UTM Anthropology course?
You must follow the steps below within 72 hours of the missed test or assignment.
Note: the University has temporarily suspended the need for a medical note for absences from academic participation, therefore students do not need to provide supporting documentation. You must complete the steps below in order to submit a request.
If you have questions please contact the Departmental Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 1: Submit your Special Consideration Request
Submit your Special Consideration Request online within 72 hours of the missed test or assignment due date.
Note: the system is not mobile-friendly. If you encounter browser issues please try using Firefox.
Step 2: Record your absence on ACORN
Record your absence using the Absence Declaration tool on ACORN within 72 hours of the missed test or assignment due date.
- In ACORN, click on "Profile and Settings"
- Click on "Absence Declaration"
- Record your absence
Step 3: Check your utoronto email for a decision about your request (allow ONE WEEK for response)
A departmental committee evaluates each request, and provides the Departmental Assistant with the decision.
The Departmental Assistant will inform you of the decision via email (to your utoronto email account).
It is your responsibility to ensure your utoronto email account is working and able to receive emails. Claims that a departmental decision was not received will not be considered as a reason for further consideration. If you need assistance with your U of T email account, please contact UTM Information & Instructional Technology Services.
If you don't receive an email with a decision (approval or denial) within one week of submitting your special consideration request, contact the Departmental Assistant at email@example.com.
Important information regarding special consideration requests
- For students registered with Accessibility Services
- Make-up Tests
It is your responsibility to follow the appropriate procedures and submit requests for special consideration on time. Failure to do so may result in the committee denying your request.
False statements and/or documentation will be treated as academic offences and dealt with accordingly. It is a student's responsibility to be familiar with the Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters.
If you are a student registered with Accessibility Services, any requests for extensions MUST be negotiated with the instructor WELL IN ADVANCE of the due date. If you miss an assignment deadline or test date for a reason not connected to your registered disability, please follow the regular procedure for a missed test or assignment, as outlined above.
You have 72 hours from the date of the missed test or assignment to submit your request. Late requests will not be considered without a letter of explanation as to why the request is late.
For missed assignments, the extension period is ONLY for the duration when the student was ill; the assignment will be due immediately upon the student's recovery.
If your request is approved and a make-up test is required, the committee, in consultation with the instructor, will determine the make-up test date. This date is not negotiable. If a make-up test date is specified on your syllabus, this will normally be the date used.
No student is automatically entitled to a second make-up test if you miss the first one. In the extraordinary and unlikely event you miss both the in-class test and the make-up test scheduled for that class, for a reason beyond your control, you will have to re-petition the department with new documentation, by submitting the online Special Consideration Request system - be sure to add in the comments that this is a re-petition request. If the petition is granted, you will write your test on the next scheduled make-up date.
The department may accommodate students writing tests scheduled in more than two Anthropology courses on the same day, provided the student contacts the department about this issue one week in advance of the test date, but we cannot guarantee that this will be possible.
Please contact the UTM Anthropology Departmental Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about Special Consideration Requests for UTM Anthropology courses.
For students experiencing stress, there is help available 24 hours a day, wherever you are: The U of T Student Mental Health Portal "provides students with all of our mental health resources in one place, so that finding the support you need is easy and accessible 24 hours a day, wherever you are." Additional physical and mental health support resources include: UTM Mental Health Support and the UTM Health and Counselling Centre.