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Missed exams and DEF notations

What to do if you miss a final exam

If you missed a final examination that was scheduled by the exams office due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond your control, you may be able to write it at a later date. This page explains when you may apply for a deferred exam and how to do it. Deferral applications are only applicable to undergraduate exams that were administered by the exams office.

Be sure to review all the university regulations concerning DEF notations in the undergraduate calendar.


What does a DEF notation mean?

A DEF notation on your transcript indicates that you missed a final examination and have permission to write a deferred exam at a future date. After you write the deferred final exam your final grade in the course will replace the DEF notation on your transcript. 

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