PROV-027: Academic Accommodation for Graduate and Professional Students Who Experience Significant Life Events
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.