PROV-027: Academic Accommodation for Graduate and Professional Students Who Experience Significant Life EventsDate: 09/18/2014 Status: Final
Defines eligibility and academic accommodations available to graduate and professional students who experience significant life events.
Extension of the normative time limitations associated with a degree program.
A graduate or professional student who experiences a significant life event while enrolled full-time in his or her course of study, including, but not limited to, the birth or adoption of a child in their household, a family crisis, or a major illness, and who meets the eligibility criteria below, may request a one-semester extension to the normative time limitations associated with his/her graduate degree program. This extension does not supersede, nor may it augment, any accommodations made through a student’s school and/or department that are equal to or in excess of the accommodation stated in this policy.
A student who anticipates or experiences a significant life event and who meets the following criteria is eligible for the academic accommodations associated with this policy.
- Is enrolled as a full-time student in a graduate or professional degree program at the University of Virginia for a minimum of one academic semester (including summer); and,
- Is in good academic standing, as defined by the policies in the school of enrollment).
Students who have experienced, or who anticipate, a significant life event are strongly encouraged to communicate with their advisor and or the appropriate director, department chair, and/or dean at the earliest opportunity to establish the appropriate accommodations.