What happens if a student is ill?

If a student misses academic work, he or she can access the McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF) through MUGSI to report absences of up to five days. The MSAF enables students to request relief for any missed academic work. Please note, however, this tool cannot be used during final examination periods. A maximum of one un-documented Academic Work Missed request can be submitted per term.

Note, the form should be filled out immediately when you are about to return to class after your absence.

If a student is absent for more than five days, the work missed accounts for more than 30 per cent of their mark or the student exceeds one request per term, he or she must visit the Associate Dean’s office in the their faculty office. Supporting documentation may be required.