Students are required to inform their instructors of any situation which arises during the
semester which may have an adverse effect upon their academic performance, and must request any
considerations and accommodations according to the relevant policies and well in advance.
Failure to do so will jeopardize any academic appeals.
- Medical certificates – If a student misses the deadline for submitting an assignment, or
the date of an exam or other evaluation component because of illness, he or she must submit a
Ryerson Student Medical Certificate AND an Academic Consideration form within 3 working days of
the missed date. Both documents are available at www.ryerson.ca/senate/forms/medical.pdf. If
you are a full-time or part-time degree student, then you submit your forms to your own program
department or school. If you are a certificate or non-certificate student, then you submit your
forms to the staff at the front desk of the Chang School.
- Religious observance – If a student needs accommodation because of religious observance,
he or she must submit a Request for Accommodation of Student Religious, Aboriginal and Spiritual
Observance AND an Academic Consideration form within the first 2 weeks of the class or, for a
final examination, within 2 weeks of the posting of the examination schedule. If the required
absence occurs within the first 2 weeks of classes, or the dates are not known well in advance
as they are linked to other conditions, these forms should be submitted with as much lead time
as possible in advance of the required absence. Both documents are available at
http://www.ryerson.ca/senate/forms/relobservforminstr.pdf. If you are a full-time or part-time
degree student, then you submit the forms to your own program department or school. If you are
a certificate or non-certificate student, then you submit the forms to the staff at the front
desk of the Chang School.
- Students who need academic accommodation support should register with the Academic
Accommodation Support office (formerly called the Access Centre). Before the first graded work
is due, registered students should inform their instructors through an “Accommodation Form for
Professors” that they are registered with Academic Accommodation Support and what accommodations