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Academic Consideration Requests

The School of Business Management is committed to promoting academic success through providing academic consideration requests for concerning health issues and compassionate, religious observance or other requests.

Extenuating circumstances academic consideration requests (medical and compassionate):  

Please see PDF fileUndergraduate Academic Consideration – Policy #167

If you are a Business Management student, please complete the following:

  1. Inform your instructors by email before you miss your academic obligations (PDF filePolicy 168: Grade and Standing Appeals).
  2. If the circumstance is medical, have a qualified regulated health professional complete the PDF fileRyerson Student Health Certificate.
  3. If the circumstance is compassionate, please upload appropriate official documentation, such as a death certificate or obituary.
  4. Please complete the Academic Consideration Request Form (online) and upload all supporting documentation (as indicated in step 2 and 3). You have three business days from the day you missed your academic obligation to submit your documentation.
  5. Note: If you have COVID symptoms, please select the COVID option from the drop-down menu so that you do not have to attach further documentation.

Note: 

According to Policy 167, extenuating circumstances are occurrences that: (a) are outside of a student’s immediate control; (b) could not have been reasonably foreseen or avoided; and (c) significantly impact a student’s ability to fulfill their academic requirements.

Instructors have the final decision on whether or not to accommodate a compassionate ACR submitted on non extenuating circumstances. 

Academic consideration requests (religious observances or other requests):

Please see PDF fileAccommodation of Religious, Aboriginal, and Spiritual Observance - Policy #150

If you are a Business Management student, please complete the following:

  1. Please inform your instructors via email (if possible) before you miss your academic obligations (PDF filePolicy 168: Grade and Standing Appeals).
  2. Complete the google formAcademic Consideration Request Form, external link (online form).
  3. Complete the PDF fileStudent Religious, Aboriginal and Spiritual Observance Form on the PDF fileAcademic Consideration Request Form. Please read the instructions on the PDF fileStudent Religious, Aboriginal and Spiritual Observance Form carefully). The religious and cultural observance dates can be found on Ryerson's Religious & Cultural Observances Calendar.