During an MTA or a Final exam, it is possible for a student to be faced with unpredictable
circumstances (medical, personal or family matters/issues) that are beyond his/her control. At the
Arab Open University (AOU), such circumstances are referred to as extenuating (mitigating). When students miss Midterm Assignments (MTA) or a Final Exams, they will still have the chance to sit for a Makeup MTA or a Makeup Final Exam in case the absence' reason was one but not limited to the following:
- Serious accident.
- Severe illness.
- Sudden onset of a mental health problem.
- A physical attack (due to a natural disaster or political turmoil).
- Severe illness or death of an immediate kin (parent, spouse or child).
To request a Makeup exam, a student should submit a “Makeup Excuse Form" with its corresponding supporting documents through “Student Service" portal within 7 calendar days of an MTA date or a Final exam date, as
stipulated in the Bachelor’s Degree Award Examination and Assessment Bylaws at the Arab
A special committee will review all the received Makeup requests. In case the excuse was found valid, letter (I) – Incomplete – shall be entered in the student's academic record, provided that he has not failed in the Continuous Assessment. Makeup MTAs will be held in the same semester; Makeup Final Exams will be held with regular final exams of the following semester (note that the summer semester is considered optional).
Students will receive emails about the results of their requests between 5 to 10 working days.
If a student fails to show up to his makeup final exam, the letter (I) shall be replaced with (F) – Fail – in his/her academic record. Such students will not be allowed to delay further their makeup exams (i.e. Makeup requests for Makeup exams are not allowed).
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