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Students should consult with the course syllabus to read about the missed exam policy. The following policy will be followed in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in the absence of a defined missed exam policy in an individual course syllabus.

Students are expected to be present for all course exams and the final exam unless arrangements are made with the course director prior to administration of the exam. Make-up exams are not permitted for unexcused absences. Students who fail to attend an exam will be given a grade of zero for the exam. Only students providing medical documentation stating they were sick or injured on the day of the exam or providing proof of a death in the immediate family will be exempt from this rule.

In this case, the grade of the missed exam will be made up by one of the following options at the discretion of the course director:


  1. Increasing the percentage of the remaining exams to cover the missed exam
  2. Assigning the final exam a higher percentage to cover the missed exam
  3. A make-up exam (not the original exam)


If the final is cumulative, the section relating to the missed examination material can be used as the grade for that missed exam.