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Academic concessions & accommodations

If your academic courses are affected by illness, accident or family affliction, you may wish to request an academic concession.

Are you a student with a learning disability, ADHD, mental health issue or long-term recurring physical or sensory disability? Do you have chronic health issues? If you do, UVic provides academic accommodations to address barriers to your education.

Academic concessions & deferrals

In cases of illness, accident or a family emergency, you can apply for an academic concession.

You must submit your request for academic concession within 10 working days of the end of the examination period of the term you took the course in. If you submit your request after this date, you may need to provide additional documentation to support the delay in submitting your request.

 The ombudsperson explains UVic academic concessions through real student examples.

Academic accommodations

The Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) arranges for academic accommodations to help reduce barriers. They provide different ways of meeting essential course or program requirements. Fulfilling these requirements remains your responsibility.

Accommodation examples:

  • note takers
  • sign language interpreters
  • extensions of exam writing times
  • distraction-reduced exam environments
  • classes in accessible locations
  • adaptive technology

We need extra time to put some services in place. The services that need extra time include:

  • course materials in an alternative format
  • sign language interpreting or transcribing
  • adaptations to a physical learning environment

Appeals

Undergraduate students

Graduate students

Contact the ombudsperson

The Ombudsperson office is an independent, impartial, and confidential resource to help undergraduate and graduate students resolve problems or disputes fairly. You can contact the ombudsperson at any time to:

  • understand your options, rights and responsibilities
  • receive coaching on how to raise an issue or complaint
  • facilitate communication or problem solve
  • get assistance in the use of appeal procedures
  • investigate and make recommendations

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