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 secretary.utmanthro@utoronto.ca.

Step 1: Submit your Special Consideration Request online

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 Microsoft Internet Explorer or 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.

Instructions are available on the UTM Office of the Registrar's Keeping you Safe page (under "Feeling unwell or testing positive for COVID-19" heading).

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 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 secretary.utmanthro@utoronto.ca.

Important information regarding special consideration requests

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.


Students registered with Accessibility Services

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.


Deadlines

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.


Assignments

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.


Make-up Tests

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.

Questions?

Please contact the Anthropology Department at secretary.utmanthro@utoronto.ca.