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Deferred Standing and Aegrotat Standing

In some cases, students may be eligible for deferred standing or aegrotat standing on the grounds of illness, accident, or family misfortune.

Deferred Standing

Deferred standing (an extension) allows a student additional time to write a test or final examination, or to complete an assignment after the Faculty's deadline for submission of term work.

In the Faculty of Arts, deferred standing is arranged by means of a form called a Deferred Standing Agreement (DSA). The deadlines for submitting a DSA are January 15 (fall term one, three and four credit courses), and May 1 (six and nine credit courses, and winter term one, three and four credit courses). A petition for deferred standing may be submitted if the course director indicates on a DSA form that she or he refuses to approve deferred standing, or if the deadline for agreements has passed.

Aegrotat Standing

In cases where a student cannot be expected to complete the work for a course, the phrase "aegrotat standing" (from the Latin for "she/he is ill") is substituted for a grade on the transcript. Aegrotat standing is seldom granted, and only in exceptional circumstances where deferred standing or late withdrawal from the course is inappropriate.

Petitions for Deferred Standing and Aegrotat Standing

Petitions for deferred standing or aegrotat standing are expected to be submitted to the Petitions Committee within 48 hours of the DSA application deadline, and will not be accepted more than one month after the last day of examinations for the term in question without evidence of circumstances which account for the delay. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that full documentation (medical or other) is provided in support of petitions for deferred or aegrotat standing. Appropriate forms and guidelines are available from the Office of the Registrar.

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