Accessibility Resources Absence Leniency Request
Absence leniency is an accommodation that is recommended most often in cases where students have chronic health or unpredictable, episodic conditions that may cause them to be absent more often than the typical student. Absence leniency means that the student will not be penalized for absences within reasonable limits beyond what the course attendance policy allows (e.g., If other students lose points for being absent, a student with an absence leniency accommodation will be exempt from losing points and allowed to make up missed work). Absence leniency is approved on a case-by-case basis by Accessibility Resources (AR) and depends on each student’s individual circumstances, the degree of leniency is decided by faculty members on a course-by-course basis.
Procedures for Requesting Absence Leniency as an Accommodation
- Absence Leniency must be an approved accommodation noted on your Accommodation Letter.
- Please review your class schedule before you make your request since you may not need Absence Leniency for all your classes but if you do, you need to request a Student/Faculty Absence Leniency form for each class.