Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2015/2016
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Aegrotat Standing Policy - Faculty of Music

Process:

In exceptional circumstances, a student may be eligible for aegrotat standing, in which case the student may be exempted from a final exam. In most circumstances, legitimate requests for re-scheduling an exam can be accommodated either within the exam period or in the subsequent exam period (refer to the Deferred Exam Policy in the University Undergraduate Regulations chapter). Exceptional circumstances are those where the writing of the final exam involves an unreasonable burden or demonstrable injustice to the student.

  1. A student (or delegate) applies to the Faculty of Music Petitions Committee (via the dean's office) requesting aegrotat standing in the course, giving reasons why writing the final exam, even if re-scheduled, would involve an unreasonable burden or demonstrable injustice to the student. This application should be done before the scheduled exam if possible.
  2. The Faculty of Music Petitions Committee will review the request and supporting information in light of (a) Faculty regulations (refer to Policy below) and (b) the student's academic record in the course, and communicate its decision to the student.
  3. If the recommendation is negative, the student (or delegate) can appeal the decision to the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Music.
  4. If the recommendation from the dean's office is negative, the student (or delegate) can appeal the decision to the Senate Student Appeals Committee via the usual petitions process.

Policy:

  1. Studio courses (instrumental, vocal and composition) and all musical skills courses are not eligible for aegrotat standing.
  2. In all other cases, the granting of aegrotat standing is at the discretion of the Faculty of Music Petitions Committee in consultation with the appropriate instructor, subject to the following Regulations #3 and #4.
  3. Courses in which the final exam is worth 25 percent or more are not eligible for aegrotat standing.
  4. All term work for the course must be complete with a passing average in order to be eligible for aegrotat consideration.
Faculty of Music Policy Website: https://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=29&p=15660