Peter A Allard School of Law

Academic Concessions & Accommodations

At Allard Law, we care about your wellbeing and are committed to supporting you in your academic pursuits. We recognize that sometimes unanticipated events or circumstances can affect your ability to complete your academic responsibilities. At Allard Law, requests for academic concessions are directed to the Academic Procedures Committee (through your Allard Law Advisor) rather than through your professor.

If you are already registered with the Centre for Accessibility and your concession is related to your registered medical condition or disability, contact your Accessibility Advisor in addition to completing the law school Academic Concession Request Form found below.

If you need immediate emotional, mental, or physical support, find a health and wellness resource to help you.

For students experiencing short-term absences, please review the academic year 2021-2022 Short Term Absence Procedures prior to contacting an advisor about an academic concession.

Request a Concession by completing and returning the Academic Concession Request Form. If applicable, you can also complete and return a Self-Declaration with your Request Form. You must read the information below prior to submitting the Academic Concession Request Form.

Academic Concession Request Form



Requesting an Academic Concession

If you need to request an academic concession, please choose the category below that you believe most accurately reflects your situation and read the instructions carefully. Supporting documentation may be required before a concession is granted.

Requests for academic concessions should be made promptly and must be made no later than 3 days after the due date for an assignment or paper, or a missed class. Barring exceptional circumstances, requests submitted more than 3 days after the due date or missed class, will not be considered. For clarity, days include weekends and holidays. Where a student has received an approved extension of the due date for an assignment or paper, any concession requests for further extensions of the due date must be made in advance of the approved extension due date.

Effective March 18, 2020, and as an interim measure in response to changes in examination procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, requests for an academic concession with respect to an examination (such as a request to defer an exam) must be made in advance of the start time of the examination. Requests received after the start time of the examination will only be considered in exceptional circumstances. Barring exceptional circumstances, requests submitted after an examination has begun, will not be considered. For clarity, days include weekends and holidays.

Requests for an exam to be rescheduled due a religious observance or, for First Nations, Métis, or Inuit students of Canada, a cultural observance, are due no later than the last day to add a course for that term.

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