You must inform the Registrar’s Office and/or your program as soon as you find yourself unable to work, and provide a medical certificate as soon as possible. An inability to work cannot be taken into account retroactively.
If you attend a test or submit a piece of work (report, project, presentation), whether during the semester or during the exam session, it will be graded, and the grade cannot be canceled, even if you were under a medical certificate at the time. Should you have doubts about your ability to attend a test or complete a piece of work, inform EPFL immediately, and get a doctor’s appointment.
To be valid, a medical certificate must specify the rate of your inability to work as well as the beginning and end dates of that inability. The certificate must have been issued and signed by an authorized physician or psychotherapist. Should the inability persist after the date specified on the certificate, a new certificate must be provided.
Absence during a test
You will find all information regarding tests missed for a medical reason on the page Withdrawing from subjects and tests and missing tests.
If you miss tests during the final year of your Bachelor’s cycle, you may be admitted conditionally to the Master’s cycle. You will find more information on the page Passing requirements for the Bachelor’s cycle.
If you miss tests during the final year of your Master’s cycle, you may be admitted conditionally to the Master’s project. You will find more information on the page Passing requirements for the Master’s cycle.
There is in principle no conditonal admission from the first year to the Bachelor’s cycle, but exceptions are possible. You will find more information on the page Passing requirements for the first year.
Handicaps and chronic illnesses
If you have a disability or chronic illness, you may obtain arrangements during the courses and exams, provided that these be fully justified by your situation. You will find more information on the dedicated webpage of the Student Affairs Office.
You may also obtain a prolongation of the duration of your studies, provided that it be fully justified by your situation. You will find more information on the page Exemption / Arrangement.
The specialists at Student Affairs Office are at your disposal to advise you on the pursuit of your studies and to help you in the case of a special situation. You may request an appointment through the Student Services Desk. Your program deputy can also help you organize your curriculum.