Academic Calendar and Policies

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Academic Calendar

To view sessional dates and other important information visit the Academic Calendar.

Policy on Accommodation For Missed Exams

Students prevented from writing an examination by circumstances such as illness or death in the family shall submit a written petition to the Academic Affairs Office or Learner Experience Office.  A petition made because of illness should be accompanied by a medical certificate [available at www.uwo.ca/univsec/pdf/academic_policies/appeals/medicalform.pdf.   A petition for other reasons normally should be supported by evidence from a professional acquainted with the circumstances. Students who do not submit appropriate documentation will not be permitted to write a make up (deferred) examination until this documentation has been filed. Feel free to consult Brenda Davis, Manager, Dental Education, should you have any questions or concerns regarding missed examinations or assignments.

Documentation from Family Physicians and Walk-In Clinics

A Western University Student Medical Certificate (SMC). This documentation should be obtained at the time of the initial consultation with the physician or walk-in clinic. An SMC can be downloaded under the Medical Documentation heading of the Student Services website. Hard copies are available from Academic Counselling in the Faculties.

Documentation from Student Health Services

Students obtaining documentation from Student Health Services should sign a “release of information.” This form authorizes Student Health Services to provide information to the student’s home Faculty. Release of information forms are available from, and can be arranged through, the student’s home Faculty Academic Counselling service.

Policies