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Absence Notification

When a student has missed or fallen behind in class for a documented medical, mental health or personal emergency, the Dean of Students Office can notify faculty. Students must submit an absence notification/request for flexibility form along with proper documentation.

Absences may not exceed five days per incident, and documentation must be submitted within two weeks of the absence. Requests submitted after the term has ended will not be processed.

Absence notifications and requests for flexibility may be submitted for the following reasons:

  • Medical emergencies
  • Mental health emergencies and concerns
  • Personal crises
  • Military Orders
Absence notification requests should NOT be submitted for the following reasons:
  • Travel issues
  • Weather-related delays
  • Jobs/internships
  • Court appearances
  • Pet related issues
In these cases, students should speak directly with their faculty.

Click here to submit your absence notification/request for flexibility form online.

he absence notification does not mean the student is excused from course material, assignments or exams. It is ultimately up to each professor to decide what, if any, accommodation can be provided in light of this absence. It is the student's responsibility to follow up with the faculty member to inquire about such accommodations.

For any additional questions or concerns please contact deanofstudents@depaul.edu​.