1. A student who is absent without a valid reason from the semestral examination for a module shall be considered to have failed the module.
  2. If a student has a valid reason for missing the semestral examination, he can apply for Exams Leave of Absence (ELOA) using the online ELOA application via the Student E-Services.
  3. Where the reason for absence from the semestral examination is known beforehand, the student must submit his ELOA before the day of the examination. For all other reasons for absence, which could not be known beforehand, the ELOA must be submitted within 2 working days from the day of absence. When submitting an ELOA, a photo/scanned copy of supporting documentation (e.g. medical certificate) must be attached in the online application form.
    Note: For leave of absence due to illness, only medical certificates issued by medical practitioners registered with the Singapore Medical Council will be accepted. (Exception: Malaysian students residing in JB may submit medical certificates issued in JB.) All other medical certificates, for example, those issued by Chinese physicians, are not accepted.
  4. Students are not to assume that their application for ELOA has been approved. They should check Student E-Services for the application status or their ichat email closer to the period applied for. If they have further queries, they should contact their respective Schools.
  5. Where a student is granted leave of absence from the semestral exam except in cases where VTE is offered, the module shall be removed from the list of modules registered by him for that semester and he shall not be considered to have made one attempt in the examination for that module. The student must attend all classes and sit for all assessments for the module in a subsequent semester in which that module is offered, subject to the maximum number of modules allowed for that stage of study and the constraints of the class time-table.
  6. Notwithstanding Paragraph (5) above, a student who is granted leave of absence from the semester examination may apply to the Director of his School to be exempted from attending classes for the subsequent sitting and/or to be allowed to carry forward his past in-course assessed component marks. The application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The application procedure may be obtained from the student's School.
  7. A student shall only be granted one deferment for each of the modules that he is taking.
  8. A student whose attendance fall below 75% will be allowed to sit for the semestral examinations for the award of a Pass (P) or Fail (F) grade (P/F) in that module. The P/F liability will be carried forward if the student were to apply for a leave of absence (LOA). 
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