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Lazaridis School Petition Policies and Procedures

Petitions For Exception to Academic Regulations

Until they are notified of the outcome of their petition, students remain fully accountable for their course work and should continue to go to classes and write tests and examinations.

Your appeal will not be considered if it is unsigned; incomplete or submitted without appropriate, original supporting documentation.  Petitions will not be accepted via email or fax.

All students in Business and Economics programs submit registration petitions to Lazaridis School of Business & Economics. The Lazaridis School Petitions Committee will respond within six (6) weeks of

Fraudulent information or altered documents provided on or with your petition will result in immediate denial of your petition. Petitions found to contain fraudulent information or altered documents will also be forwarded to the course instructor and/or associate dean for possible further penalties. More information on academic integrity.

I acknowledge that by submitting the petition, I am authorizing the Lazaridis Petitions Committee and/or its representative access to my private records held by Wilfrid Laurier University, other University departments, other institutions, physicians or other health-care providers.

This information is collected under the authority of the Wilfrid Laurier University Act to administer the university-student relationship. This includes but is not limited to maintaining your academic and ancillary records, contacting you, and others on your behalf, and releasing such information as is appropriate for the operation of the university. Questions may be directed to the student and petitions co-ordinator at privacy@wlu.ca or 519.884.0710 x 2047

Deferred Examination Petitions

All students requesting deferred Lazaridis School exams submit petitions to the office of the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics student and petitions coordinator in person or via mail/courier. Brantford BTM students may provide petitions to an Academic Advisor in RCE132.

Students who do not write a final examination due to illness must submit a petition no later than five days after the missed exam and provide original supporting documentation with their petition. Medical documentation is to be received from a medical doctor on the day of the missed examination. A LORIS print-out of the student’s exam schedule must be attached to the petition.

Students requesting deferred examination privileges for reasons other than personal illness or bereavement must submit a petition at the time of the exam schedule posting to allow the Committee to reach a decision before the scheduled date.

Deferred final exam requests based on illness will not receive favourable consideration if another exam is written within 12 hours of the exam for which a deferral is being requested, unless justifiably accounted for in the petition.  Attach a LORIS print-out of your exam schedule. On this schedule, indicate the exams you will request deferral for.

If you defer an exam for a prerequisite course, you may be deregistered in any follow-up course that starts prior to the deferred exam. Deferred exams may interfere with meeting program progression requirements and/or may prevent you from participating in co-op.

Final examinations for any course cannot be deferred more than twice.  There is a maximum of five exam deferrals allowed during the completion of a degree.


A fee is charged for each exam deferred. Examinations are randomly scheduled and students registered in evening sections may be required to write final examinations during the day. Students are urged not to make any commitments (i.e. vacation) during the examination period. Students are required to be available for examinations during the examination periods of all terms in which they register.

Deferred spring term 2017 exams will be scheduled for August 22-26, 2017.

Submitting a Petition

The petition form is available in-person in the Undergraduate Business and Economics Programs Office, LH2058, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or can be accessed online

The completed petition must be submitted with original documentation and as such will not be accepted electronically.

The completed petition form can be submitted in person to the undergraduate business programs office, LH2058, or the petition wall-dropbox next to LH2058J outside of office hours. Alternatively, the petition may be sent by mail/courier to:

Eileen Morouney, Student and Petitions Coordinator 
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Ave West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3C5 

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