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. If you are experiencing a barrier or circumstance that is impacting your academic success, we can work with you to ensure that you receive the appropriate support to navigate these challenges.  

Please contact your Allard Law Advisor if you need support and you do not see your circumstances described below. They would be happy to discuss your options to help you access the appropriate resource.

If you need IMMEDIATE emotional, mental, or physical support, find an urgent health and wellness resource to help you.


Academic Concessions
Academic concessions are granted in circumstances where a student experiences unanticipated events or circumstances that interfere with their ability to accomplish academic work (e.g. death in the family).

Accommodations are facilitated by the Centre for Accessibility (CfA) to remove barriers for students with disabilities and ongoing medical conditions in all aspects of university life. The CfA is set up to manage chronic or long-term illness or disabilities.

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

Academic Concessions

Allard Law implements Academic Concessions according to the Allard Law Academic Concession Procedures and the UBC Academic Concession Policy.

Request a concession by completing and returning the Academic Concession Form (PDF) along with supporting documentation (please review Will I Be Required to Provide Documentation to Support My Request Below). If applicable, you can also complete and return a Self-Declaration (PDF) with your Request Form. You must read the information below prior to submitting the Academic Concession Request Form.


UBC’s Centre for Accessibility (CfA) facilitates disability-related accommodations and programming initiatives designed to remove barriers for students with disabilities and ongoing medical conditions in all aspects of university life. If you experience a temporary injury, such as a broken or sprained limb or a mild first concussion, you should contact your Allard Law Advisor first to explore temporary accommodations, concessions, or referrals to other campus resources (such as exam deferrals or retroactive course withdrawals).

The CfA also assists students who may need an academic concession for reasons related to their registered medical condition or disability. See the FAQs below to learn more about how to request an academic concession if you are registered with the Centre for Accessibility.

Frequently Asked Questions


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