3.7 LEAVE OF ABSENCE
Student must attain at least 50%* overall attendance for classes.
Student whose attendance for a module falls below 50% will be allowed to take the semestral
examination and be given either a Pass (P) or Fail (F) grade in that module. Student whose attendance for a module falls below 50% will not be allowed apply for examination leave of absence.
With effect from Academic Year 2018/19 Semester 1, Students who are unable to attend classes
(include lectures, tutorials and practical sessions, etc.) are not required to apply LOA. Students are
responsible to ensure they meet the minimum attendance for each module. (50% for non-company sponsored students and 75% for company sponsored students) However, students, who are unable to take the Class Assessment (CA)/ Mid Semester Test (MST)/End Semester Test (EST)/Examination, must submit the Leave of Absence (LOA) application with supporting document to their lecturers within 3 working days.
In cases of absence due to illness, students are encouraged to submit the LOA application with the
supporting document(s) within two days after your medical leave. Students may be requested to
furnish the ORIGINAL documentary proof to their school after submitting the online application. Only medical certificates issued by medical practitioners registered with the Singapore Medical Council will be accepted. All other medical certificates, for example, those issued by Chinese physicians, are not accepted.
Application for Leave of Absence for personal holiday trips will not be considered.
Leave of Absence from Semestral Examination
1. A student who is absent without a valid reason from the semestral examination for a module
shall be considered to have failed the module.
2. If a student has a valid reason for missing the semestral examination, he can apply for leave of
absence (LOA) from semestral examination using the LOA form.
3. Where the reason for absence from the semestral examination is known beforehand, the
student must submit his application for leave of absence from the semestral exam before the
day of the examination. For all other reasons for absence, which could not be known
beforehand, such application for leave of absence must be submitted within 2 working days
from the day of absence.
Note: For leave of absence due to illness, only medical certificates issued by medical
practitioners registered with the Singapore Medical Council will be accepted. (Exception:
Malaysian students residing in JB may submit medical certificates issued in JB.) All other
medical certificates, for example, those issued by Chinese physicians, are not accepted.
4. Application for Leave of Absence for personal holiday trips will not be considered.
5. Students are not to assume that their application for leave of absence has been approved, they
should check their iChat account for the application status closer to the period applied for.
6. Where a student is granted leave of absence from the semestral exam, the module shall be
removed from the list of modules registered by him for that semester and he shall not be
considered to have made one attempt in the examination for that module. The student must
attend all classes and sit for all assessments for the module in a subsequent semester in which
that module is offered, subject to the maximum number of modules allowed for that stage of
study and the constraints of the class time-table.
7. Notwithstanding Paragraph (4) above, a student who is granted leave of absence from the
semester examination may apply to the Director of his School to be exempted from attending
classes for the subsequent sitting and/or to be allowed to carry forward his past in-course
assessed component marks. The application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
8. A student shall only be granted one deferment for each of the modules that he is taking.