Student Absences

Please check your syllabus for specific details on what and how absences are processed. Any technical issues with this application can be sent to our Stockroom Manager, Laurence Giordano (

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MEDICAL RELATED ABSENCES: Please submit absences no later than 48hr after the absense.  Failure to do so may result in a rejection of your absence excusal.  Please do not send us your personal medical information.  Long term accommodations will require approval from DRS services (see below).

UW SPONSORED ACTIVITIES: UW sponsored activities such as NCAA sports must be submitted at the beginning of the quarter or as soon as you qualify for an event.  Please speak with the staff coordinator, get a signed note, and turn it in ASAP.  CLUB or RSO activities will not be accepted but may be excused at the discretion of the director of Undergraduate Services Eric Camp (

ACCESS AND ACCOMMODATIONS: Your experience in this class is important to us, and it is the policy and practice of the University of Washington to create inclusive and accessible learning environments consistent with federal and state law. Disability Resources for Students (DRS) offers resources and coordinates reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. If you have not yet established services through DRS, but have a temporary or permanent disability that requires accommodations, you are welcome to contact DRS at 206-543-8924 or uwdrs@uw.eduor visit

RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATIONS POLICY: Washington state law requires that UW develop a policy for accommodation of student absences or significant hardship due to reasons of faith or conscience, or for organized religious activities. The UW’s policy, including more information about how to request an accommodation, is available at Religious Accommodations Policy ( Accommodations must be requested within the first two weeks of this course using the Religious Accommodations Request form (

ALEKS, Sapling, and Prelab Assignments:  Due to the time students are given to complete these assignments (1 week), excusals for these assignments are only granted in extraordinary circumstances.  Please contact the Director of Undergraduate Services prior to submitting an absence (

142/152/162 Notes:  

  • Missing two labs (not including the lab safety orientation) that are excused will automatically trigger an incomplete.  You only need to make up one of the two the following quarter.  Please contact if you have any questions about the process.
  • Missing multiple exams or the final that are excused may trigger an incomplete.  Please reach out to your instructor if you have concerns about the process.