Disability Resource Center


Absence Leniency

Approval of absence leniency is a process. First the DRC will determine if your condition warrants leniency. This determination may need to be made each semester depending on individual circumstances. Next, your instructors will use the (Absence Leniency Guide PDF/Absence Leniency Guide Word) to determine the extent of leniency appropriate for their respective courses. Finally, you and your professor will use the (Absence Leniency Agreement Form PDF/Absence Leniency Agreement Form Word) to define the parameters of the accommodation. For example:

  • How you will make-up missed work?
  • Where will you take missed exams?
  • How and when you will tell the instructor if you have to miss class?
  • How limits on the number of absences will be determined?

These forms can be picked up in the DRC office in 143 Memorial Hall.

Approval of absence leniency does not give you license to miss class whenever you'd like. You are responsible for all class work and will need to plan for how you will make-up missed work. Extensions for assignments and arrangements to make-up missed tests may need to be worked out individually.

Please report any difficulties with the implementation of this or any other accommodation to the DRC. If absences become excessive unexpectedly, talk to a DRC staff member about a medical withdrawal, late drop or 'incomplete' as reasonable accommodations.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

Contact Info

Student Development and Success Center
Memorial Hall 125
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Email: SDSC@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 298-1884
Fax: (309) 298-2361