McMaster Student Absence Form

McMaster Student Absence Form

Notice: Msaf will be unavailable today between 1130 am and noon (15 October 2013) for scheduled maintenance.

This is a self-reporting tool for Undergraduate Students to report absences DUE TO MINOR MEDICAL SITUATIONS that last up to 3 days and provides the ability to request accommodation for any missed academic work. Please note, this tool cannot be used during any final examination period.

You may submit a maximum of 1 Academic Work Missed request per term. It is YOUR responsibility to follow up with your Instructor immediately (NORMALLY WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS) regarding the nature of the accommodation.

If you are absent for reasons other than medical reasons, for more than 3 days, or exceed 1 request per term you MUST visit your Associate Dean's Office (Faculty Office). You may be required to provide supporting documentation.

This form must be submitted during the period of absence or the following day, and is only valid for academic work missed during this period of absence.


MSAF is now available in MOSAIC Student Center (in the drop down menu under Academics ?)

Privacy Disclaimer: By using this tool you understand that some personal information will be submitted to your Faculty Office.

Campus Health will be notified of the number of reported cases of students reporting flu-like symptoms. However, no personal information will be submitted.

If you live in residence, Housing Services will be notified so that they can contact you to determine if you need assistance.