COVID-19 Special Consideration request process for term work and final exams

Supporting Documentation
The University is temporarily suspending the need for a doctor’s note or medical certificate for any absence from academic participation.  However, you are required to use the Absence Declaration tool on ACORN found in the Profile and Settings menu to formally declare an absence from academic participation. The tool is to be used if you require consideration for missed academic work based on the procedures specific to our campus/department. Due the COVID-19 situation the department has changed Special Consideration request process for term work and final exams.  Term tests, final exam and/or extensions of time petitions will be handled by the department.  Follow the process below.

Missed tests/Extension of Time

If you’re unable to write a test, or submit term work for circumstances beyond your control please submit a Special Consideration Request through the department. 

Missed Final Exams

If you’re unable to write a final exam, for circumstances beyond your control please submit a Petition through the Office of the Registrar.

Deadlines

  • You have up to one (1) week from the date of the missed test to submit your request.  
  • You have up to 72 hours from the date of the exam to submit your request
  • Requests for extension of time for term work (i.e. essays, modules, etc.) must be submitted on or before the due date for the deparmtent to make a decision on extension.

Supporting Documentation

The University is temporarily suspending the need for a doctor’s note or medical certificate for any absence from academic participation.  However, you are required to use the Absence Declaration tool on ACORN found in the Profile and Settings menu to formally declare an absence from academic participation. The tool is to be used if you require consideration for missed academic work based on the procedures specific to our campus/department. If you DO NOT declare your absence, your request will be denied. 

Notifications

You will receive a decision of your request from the department via email. You can also check your status by logging into the Special Consideration on-line form.https://utmapp.utm.utoronto.ca/SpecialRequest.

It is your responsibility to ensure your 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.  Contact the Academic Counsellor should you NOT receive notification of your decision within 2 weeks of submission. 

Important note: Once the test/exam is available online and you’re unable to write or have an approved request to defer, DO NOT at any point attempt to access the test/exam. If you at any time access the test/final exam, you will NOT be able to submit a special consideration and/or your request will be refused.  

If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to this process, please contact the department via email (utmpsych.utm@utoronto.ca)

NOTICE OF COLLECTION

The University of Toronto respects your privacy. The information on this form is collected pursuant to section 2(14) of the University of Toronto Act, 1971. It is collected for the purpose of administering accommodations for academic purposes based on medical grounds.  The department will maintain a record of all medical certificates received.  At all times it will be protected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

If you have questions, please refer to www.utoronto.ca/privacy or contact the University’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Office at 416-946-5835.  Address:  Room 201, McMurrich Bldg., 12 Queen’s Park Crescent, Toronto, ON, M5S 1A1.