A candidate taking examinations in respect of a final degree, diploma or certificate programme and who had been absent through illness from one or more papers, may apply for the award of an aegrotat degree, diploma or certificate on the following conditions:
Where the whole of the final examination for a degree, diploma or certificate is taken at the end of the final year of the course andhe/she has completed more than half of the examination but has been absent from the remainder of that examination.
Where the final examination is in two or more parts (the award of the degree, diploma or certificate depending on performance in each of these parts) and he/she has successfully completed the first one or two parts or more than half of the final part, but has been absent from the remainder of the examinations for the final part.
Where the final examination is in two parts and the student has completed the first part (second year) with a B average or higher and his/her course work during the final year of the course has been of a consistently high standard, but he/she has been absent from the other part of the examinations.
The Examiners consider that in the work which the candidate has submitted at such time of the final examination as he/she had attended, he/she reached a standard which, if also reached in the remainder of the examination, would have qualified him/her for the award of a degree, diploma or certificate.
All applications for an aegrotat degree, diploma or certificate must be referred by the Registrar to the Faculty Board of Examiners and the Board for Examinations for a recommendation to the Board of Undergraduate Studies (BUS). Applications from or on behalf of candidates must be accompanied by a medical certificate signed by (a) University Health Officer, or (b) the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine in consultation with the appropriate members of the Medical School, or (c) other medical personnel appointed for this purpose by the University, and shall reach the registrar not later than thirty days from the last examination paper written by the candidate.
In assessing an application for an aegrotat degree, diploma or certificate, reports from Heads of Department on the candidates work should be taken into consideration. Oral examinations where possible, by internal examiners may be an aspect of examinations for the award of an aegrotat degree.
An aegrotat degree, diploma or certificate will be awarded without distinction of class.
Holders of an aegrotat degree, diploma or certificate will not be permitted to re-enter for the same examination but may proceed to a higher degree if accepted by the Board for Graduate Studies.