Official documentation does not need to outline the specifics of the particular condition or matter affecting the student, but should indicate ways in which the extenuating circumstances directly affected the student's individual performance. Information on the start date, duration and present state of the circumstance aids the instructor, the Associate Dean (Studies) or the Board of Studies in making an informed decision concerning any matter under review. Further, comment on whether the condition or circumstances have either improved or are being managed to the point that they will not have a significant detrimental effect on future academic performance is also useful to appeal decision makers.
Students are advised to submit an Off-campus Physician's Note [PDF] if requesting support from a medical professional outside of Health, Counselling and Disability Services.
Please provide your off-campus physician with these guidelines [PDF]