King’s recognizes that students will periodically require relief from academic work for medical or other personal reasons. Depending on your circumstances, there are multiple avenues for requesting academic consideration.

What should I do if I am going to miss course work, a test or exam?

  • As soon as possible, but no later than two days after a missed exam, complete an Academic Consideration Request, uploading appropriate documentation.
  • If you are ill, please submit a Student Medical Certificate (SMC) signed by a licensed medical or mental health practitioner, detailing the duration and severity of illness or appropriate documentation supporting extenuating circumstances, no later than two business days after the date specified for resuming responsibilities.
  • For COVID and related symptoms: If you are experiencing symptoms, and test positive for COVID, or fail the screening test, please complete an Academic Consideration Request within 24 hours of your missed exam and attach a PDF of your self-assessment test to your request.
  • When possible, you should inform your instructor before the date of the exam.
  • Carefully consider the implications of postponing exams or delaying handing in work. For example, a delay in completing your work may affect your eligibility to graduate in June or, if you are continuing your studies next year, the timing of your course registration appointment. 

For further information on academic consideration policies, procedures, and acceptable documentation, please see the following: