Confirm your Midterm Schedule is Conflict Free

| January 21, 2021
Submitted by Nicole Buston for McMaster

Although every effort is taken by the Faculty Office to ensure that Commerce midterms do not conflict, there may be a situation where you have a conflicting midterm date or time. Sometimes, Commerce midterms can also conflict with a non-Commerce course.

If you have a Mid-term Conflict:

  • Email the Student Experience Office at to notify us of the conflict. You will need to provide the following information via a Notification of Absence form:
    • Your full name and student number
    • Course codes (i.e. Commerce 1AA3) of both conflicts
    • Dates and times of both conflicts
    • Supporting documentation supporting the conflict (i.e. screenshot of course outline, emails from professors, etc.)
  • Await approval. You will be notified via your McMaster email.
  • Follow-up with your instructor.

If you expect to miss a midterm exam with a known conflict, you must provide our office ten (10) business days’ notice if you wish to be eligible for an alternate sitting. Notice of a conflict that is provided with less than ten (10) business days’ notice that is approved will be left to the discretion of your instructor.

If you have concerns with the timing of your scheduled midterm(s) due to a time zone difference, please follow up with your instructor directly. Kindly note, we are encouraging all Faculty to accommodate students with time zone differences an alternate write option, however it is up to the discretion of your instructor on whether they are able to accommodate you (i.e. with an alternate write time or choose to reallocate your marks).

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