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Notification of Absence

There are cases where the McMaster Student Absence Form is not the appropriate tool to report an absence from school.

If you:

  • need to report a subsequent absence within the same term
  • are absent for more than 3 days
  • miss a piece of work worth at least 25%

you must visit your faculty office to discuss the absence and missed work. Students in Humanities must complete a Notification of Absence form and supply supporting documentation (e.g. medical note).

Notification of Absence Form (PDF)

The Notification of Absence is appropriate for coursework that will be submitted prior to the last day of classes. If students believe they will not be able to submit work until after classes have ended, they should meet with an advisor to discuss the option of incomplete term work. For final examinations, students should refer to information deferred examinations.